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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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The Role of Short-Stretch Bandages in the Management of Lymphedema

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Compression therapy, like manual lymph drainage (MLD), exercises and skin care, is a main element of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). In most cases of lymphedema, the elastic fibers in skin tissues affected by lymphedema are damaged and unable to provide adequate resistance against the musculature working underneath, and the blood and lymph vessels . . . → Read More: The Role of Short-Stretch Bandages in the Management of Lymphedema

Manual Lymph Drainage and its Role in the Treatment of Lymphedema

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Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is one of the main components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT).  In combination with compression therapy, skin and nail care and decongestive exercises, MLD performs the crucial role of re-routing stagnated lymphatic fluid, which is essential in the treatment and management of primary and secondary lymphedema. This gentle manual . . . → Read More: Manual Lymph Drainage and its Role in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Measuring for Compression Stockings

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Compression garments are the most important tool to ensure preservation and improvement of the therapeutic success achieved during treatment with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). To select the correct garment (ready-made or custom made), compression level and, if necessary, fastening systems, the patients age, physical abilities (and limitations), lifestyle, type of lymphedema and any . . . → Read More: Measuring for Compression Stockings

Compression Garments for Lymphedema – Custom or Ready-Made?

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Although lymphedema can be reduced to a normal or near normal size using proper treatment techniques, the lymphatic vessels are never normal again after lymphedema was present. In addition, once lymphedemahas been reduced, skin elasticity may never be regained completely since the elastic fibers in the skin are damaged from the swelling present . . . → Read More: Compression Garments for Lymphedema – Custom or Ready-Made?

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

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

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