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1. WO2003020186 - DISPOSITIF SERVANT A TRAITER UNE CONCENTRATION ELEVEE DE LIQUIDE INTERSTITIEL DANS UNE ZONE CORPORELLE

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What we claim is:

1. An apparatus for treating an elevated concentration of interstitial fluid in a body area of a patient including a pad constructed and arranged to be placed in pressure-applying, conforming relation to the body area, said pad comprising:
an outer liner;
an inner liner connected at marginal edges thereof to said inner liner;
a multiplicity of resilient protrusions encased between said inner and outer liners; and a plurality of channels formed in areas between said protrusions by securing said inner liner in close proximity to said outer liner along each said channel,
wherein said channels and said protrusions are constructed and arranged such that when said pad is placed in pressure-applying, conforming relation to the body area, localized pressure generated on the body area at each said protrusion is greater than localized pressure generated on the body area along said channel.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein said pad is formed into a sleeve to be worn on a limb of the patient so as to provide pressure-applying, conforming contact of said pad completely surrounding the limb.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, further comprising a securing device along cooperating edges of said pad to secure said cooperating edges to each other to secure said pad to the body area.

4. The apparatus of claim 3, wherein said securing device comprises cooperating Velcro strips attached to each of said cooperating edges.

5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein said inner and outer layers comprise cloth.

6. The apparatus of claim 4, said cloth comprising substantially cotton.

7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein said pad further comprises a foam pad encased between said inner and outer liners, said foam pad comprising a base portion with said protrusions protruding therefrom.

8. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein each of said channels comprises a seam sewn between said inner and outer layers.

9. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein said channels are arranged to extend along said pad from an edge of said pad corresponding to a distal end of the body area to an edge of said pad corresponding to a proximal edge of the body area.