The median time to healing by 9 months was 141 days for the IPC-treated group and 211 days for the control group (P = .031).
The rate of healing was 1.1 mm/d for the control group and 2.3 mm/d for the group treated with IPC (P < .05).
Compared with subjects treated with compression alone, the group treated with IPC reported less pain at each evaluation point for the first 6 weeks.
The IPC-treated group had greater reduction in leg edema (19% vs 11%), but this difference was not statistically significant.
This study was supported in part by grants from the New York State Department of Health and Human Services and The RTS Family Foundation, Fresh Meadows, NY.
The authors thank BioCompression Inc for providing the IPC devices.
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