About Circulator Boot
The name Circulator Boot was chosen to indicate a device that benefited heart function and all of the circulations in the body: arterial, venous and lymphatic. It is noninvasive and its use is contraindicated only by the presence of fresh deep vein thrombi in the legs and/or aortic valvular insufficiency associated with heart failure.
The Circulator Boot is more than a product. Its use in limb salvage has evolved into a Method of Treatment that supports the core elements of wound therapy: increased blood supply, bacterial control, moisture and debridement. Combined with the use of local antibiotic injections, for example, boot therapy may improve the blood supply and control the infection in patients with osteomyelitis and necrotizing cellulitis when standard methods of treatment are failing.
The end-diastolic timing of its leg compressions is unique and has been used in large numbers of patients to salvage legs at risk of amputation. It also has other promising uses that deserve study and serious consideration: treatment of patients with angina, congestive heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and septic shock.
You are invited to read reports of benefit in such patients in our Case History section.
- What is the Circulator Boot?
The Circulator Boot system includes the Mini-Boot and Long-Boot Valve Assembly and Heart Monitor.
- How does the Circulator Boot differ from other boots?
The Circulator Boot is the only boot approved by the FDA for the treatment of arterial diseases in the leg. A comparison of its features with other boots explains why.
- Who can be helped?
A list of Indications listed in our manual as allowed by the FDA.
- Lay explanation of the action from the Circulator Boot
A single paragraph description of how the Circulator Boot works.
- Comparison of treatment modalities in augmenting arterial blood flow to the leg
Compare Circulator Boot, bypass and balloon angioplastye.
- What is Sea Soaks?
Relative composition of Sea Soaks, sea water and tissue culture media.
The Circulator Boot is an FDA approved non-invasive technology
Patients have been successfully treated with the Circulator Boot at the Mayo Clinic, Bryn Mawr Wound & Vascular Center, Temple School of Podiatric Medicine, Jacksonville Foot & Ankle Center, St. Luke's South Shore and many physician based treatment centers.
This FDA approved non-invasive technology is a major breakthrough for patients
facing the grim prospect of a leg amputation from the complications of diabetes. Poor
circulation and infection are the leading causes of 90,000 diabetic amputations that
occur every year in the United States. Patients with critical limb ischemia,
osteomyelitis and or congestive heart failure have few treatment alternatives.