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Compression burn garment, foot to thigh length, custom fabricated

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Compression Burn Garment, Foot to Thigh Length, Custom Fabricated

  • Common Name: Compression Burn Garment
  • Technical Term: A6508 HCPCS Code


A Compression Burn Garment is a custom-fabricated piece of clothing designed to fit from the foot to the thigh. It is used to manage burns by applying consistent pressure to the affected area, helping to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and minimize scarring.


This garment is designed to aid in the healing process for patients with burns on their lower extremities. The key goals include reducing edema (swelling), preventing hypertrophic scarring, and improving overall skin integrity.


  • Patients with second or third-degree burns
  • Presence of hypertrophic scars or keloids
  • Persistent swelling or edema in the lower extremities
  • Post-surgical recovery where skin grafts were used


  • No special fasting is required.
  • Patients may need to have their burn area assessed by a healthcare professional.
  • Accurate measurements of the leg will be taken to ensure a custom fit.

    Procedure Description

    1. An assessment of the burn area is done by a healthcare provider.
    2. Measurements of the patient’s leg from foot to thigh are taken.
    3. The custom garment is fabricated according to these measurements.
    4. The patient is instructed on how to properly wear the garment and ensure a snug but comfortable fit.
    5. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to assess fit and effectiveness.


The measuring and fitting process takes about 30-60 minutes. Fabrication of the garment can take several days to a few weeks depending on the provider.


This procedure is typically performed in an outpatient clinic or rehabilitation center.


  • Certified Burn Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Medical Technician for Measurements

Risks and Complications

  • Skin irritation or breakdown if not fitted properly
  • Discomfort or pain from improper fitting
  • In rare cases, restricted blood flow if the garment is too tight
  • Hypersensitivity reactions to the material


  • Reduced swelling and better fluid control
  • Minimized scarring and improved appearance of scars
  • Enhanced comfort and mobility
  • Faster overall healing process


  • Patients should wear the garment as instructed, typically for 12-24 hours a day.
  • Regular cleaning of the garment is needed to maintain hygiene.
  • Follow-up appointments are essential to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Recovery time varies but benefits may be noticed within weeks to months.


  • Non-custom compression stockings or garments
  • Silicone gel sheets and other scar management products
  • Surgical interventions such as scar revisions
  • Pros of compression garments: customized fit and better efficacy
  • Cons: higher cost and longer wait time for fabrication

Patient Experience

  • Patients may initially feel mild discomfort as they adapt to the pressure.
  • The sensation of compression is generally well-tolerated.
  • Pain management includes over-the-counter pain relievers if needed and comfort measures such as proper garment positioning.
  • Most patients report significant improvements in the condition of their skin and a reduction in discomfort over time.

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