FARROW WRAP????

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FARROW WRAP????

Postby brendaluvsgarth » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:59 pm

Anyone have any experience with them? Has your insurance covered it? Better or worse than traditional wraps? Any info is appreciated
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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby patoco » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:40 am

Hi Brenda

I was wondering this too and hoping anyone who has used them would respond. In my other groups people report good things about them and how helpful they are.

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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby brendaluvsgarth » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:45 pm

My husband got fitted and submitted it to insurance. One leg was stock size, but his right leg was custom. Insurance has approved it and we should have it within 2 weeks!!! Yay!!! Thank goodness for insurance. I will let you know how it works for him. Not sure if you remember his story, but he had a 50 pound (dry weight, 80 pounds including fluid)massive lymphedema removed in May.
We are still attempting complete wound closure 4 months later, but for sure his mobility is better
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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby patoco » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:08 am

Hi Brenda :)

I do remember your hubby.

Is he going to wear a stocking over the open area?

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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby brendaluvsgarth » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:04 pm

Right now we are just going to use the wraps from toes to knee until the wound on his thigh is closed. It is so slow going. And then its a constant battle to stem the weeping on the back of his thigh from the tape removal. So its a cycle of cavilon barrier wipes, thick layer of desitin, bandage higher to keep area covered, and repeat!!!! Frustrating, but what are our choices right? Certainly better off than we were 5 months ago, but I certainly thought it would be closed by now. Four months of twice daily bandage changes for his wound, 3x a week for lymphedema treatment, every other week to Boston for wound clinic with his surgeon and honestly, NO end in sight. We are learning patience, to be humble, to accept help when we need it and appreciation for others. (I would like to learn less and have it healed LOL) Ok, maybe I havent LEARNED patience, so much as practiced patience LOL
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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby brendaluvsgarth » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 pm

for the record, my husband got READY WRAP 2 weeks ago. They are such a GODSEND and they have made an amazing difference. I can see a daily difference
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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby starfish » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:16 pm

What I like about Farrow-wraps, or any of the velcro compression, is that they are easier to put on than conventional wraps, and often can be done without assist from a caregiver, or with more ease on the part of the caregiver in the case of a caregiver with arthritis or carple tunnel.
They are also nice because they accomodate fluctuations in leg volume, whereas a stocking will require that you remain fairly consistant within a few centimeters circumference.

I actually prefer the solaris ready-wrap because they have velcro on each side and can be applied one-handed, which makes it easier for people who can not reach their feet easily.

The downside of these is that they look like leg-splints, as compared to stockings which look like stockings or socks - so take into account what you might want to wear out to dinner or to church - you may want a pair of stockings for 'dress up' occasions, or times that you don't want to look like you have medical apparatus on.

All the velcro-compression wraps (Farrow, Solaris, Circ-Aid, Bia-care) will cost you more up front, but will last twice as long, so financially it comes out about even.
Whether insurance covers it or not depends on what insurance you have. I live in Idaho and there are hardly any that will cover compression of any kind, even stockings. :evil:
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Re: FARROW WRAP????

Postby Dash » Wed May 16, 2012 12:20 pm

not sure if you are still looking into wraps but I recently got the Farrow wraps and they are ok on the lower leg but the upper thigh part has a stretchy 10ft. long bandage attached to the bottom of it and it is such a hassle to deal with. If I had a choice now I would return the farrow wraps and get the Solaris.
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