Vascular Compression Unit (VCU)


One of our most popular products is our Vascular Compression Unit (VCU), which is a patented, one-of-a-kind, iceless, thermal compression solution in one portable device. Our VCU provides precise temperature control for preventing thermal tissue damage (i.e. frostbite) without the hassle of ice. In addition, the VCU also provides highly effective DVT prophylaxis through its programmable multiple modalities allowing for simultaneous hot/cold temperature therapy and vascular compression. It can also provide contrast hot/cold temperature therapy, which may be desirable under your physician’s treatment plan for you.

So many choices, but only one real option…NO ICE!

The VCU is NOT and ice bucket! It is a solid state thermal compression therapy system. What does this mean? It means you don’t have to deal with refilling our unit with ice as it melts. It means you don’t have to have multiple pieces of equipment cluttering up your room. It means you can relax and focus on your recovery. Imagine having a knee operation and having to get up and hobble over to the refrigerator every few hours to refill a unit with ice to keep the fluid at an effective temperature. Imagine trying to do this with one arm after shoulder surgery.

VCU Features:

  • Precise temperature control without the use of ice and option contrast therapy
    • Cold Range: 43°F to 49°F
    • Heat: 105°F
  • Compression therapy for treatment of Edema and Lymphedema
    • Alternating compression between 15 mmHg and 35 mmHg
  • Precise temperature control without the use of ice and option contrast therapy
    • Foot Application: Cycles at 100 mmHg
    • Calf Application: Cycles at 50 mmHg

Available Site Applications:

  • Back
  • Knee
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Wrist/Hand
  • Hip


  • Pain – cold/heat therapy for pain management
  • Edema – reduction of edema associated with soft tissue injuries such as burns, post-operative edema, and ligament sprains
  • Lymphedema – treatment of disorders associated with vascular or lymphatic insufficiency such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), venous stasis ulcers, post-mastectomy edema and chronic lymphedema