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Review of Currently Available Treatment Modalities for Lymphedema

TweetEarly diagnosis and intervention of lymphedema are crucial for optimal treatment results. Whether lymphedema is caused by developmental abnormalities (primary lymphedema), or surgery/radiation to the lymphatic system (secondary lymphedema), the possible long-term physical and psychosocial burden resulting from untreated or mistreated lymphedema can be serious.

Proper treatment is available, and the classification of lymphedema into primary . . . → Read More: Review of Currently Available Treatment Modalities for Lymphedema

Resources for Lymphedema

TweetWe all know the importance of good and reliable resources on lymphedema and its treatment. Good and comprehensive information on this condition is especially important for those individuals affected by lymphedema.

Some lymphedema sufferers seeking advice and guidance from medical professionals are confronted with the fact that some doctors and health professionals have limited . . . → Read More: Resources for Lymphedema

Support the Lymphedema Treatment Bill

TweetSome of you may know that the Medicare Lymphedema Treatment Bill was officially introduced to the House of Representatives on February 23, 2010 by Congressman Larry Kissel of North Carolina as HR 4662. As of September 2010, this bill has 53 co-sponsors.

Heather Ferguson from North Carolina was instrumental in securing the coverage for . . . → Read More: Support the Lymphedema Treatment Bill

The Role of Compression Garments in the Treatment of Lymphedema

A discussion on the role of compression garments and compression classes in the treatment and management of lymphedema . . . → Read More: The Role of Compression Garments in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Short Video Explaining Lymphedema Therapy

TweetI would like to share with you a link to a short video produced by the Nebraska Medical Center. Physical therapist Deana Benjamin explains what a typical lymphedema treatment session might be like and how Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) can help people living with lymphedema. Deana did a great job in explaining the pathology of lymphedema and its treatment . . . → Read More: Short Video Explaining Lymphedema Therapy

Upcoming Lymphedema Conferences

TweetNational Lymphedema Network

9th Annual Meeting – Breaking through the Barriers: Research, Education and Practice

This conference will take place September 22-26, 2010 in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel and Conference Center.

State-of-the-art studies of the lymphatic system are presented by both national and international speakers; four days of presentations, . . . → Read More: Upcoming Lymphedema Conferences

How to Locate a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Your Area

This article provides a resource for lymphedema patients to locate certified lymphedema therapists . . . → Read More: How to Locate a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Your Area

Dear Members of the Lymphedema Community!

TweetMy name is Joachim (Joe) Zuther, and as the Founder and Educational Director of the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (ACOLS), it is with distinct pleasure to announce the launch of LYMPHEDEMABLOG.com, an online journal aimed to maintain an ongoing chronicle of information relevant to lymphedema.

While the possibilities of this medium are limitless, the . . . → Read More: Dear Members of the Lymphedema Community!