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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
MediUSA

Tactile Medical

Obesity and Lymphedema

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Early 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 psycho-social burden resulting from untreated or mistreated lymphedema can be serious.

The classification of lymphedema into primary and secondary has . . . → Read More: Obesity and Lymphedema

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

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The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is an important chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Another condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) may develop following a PTS, which in some cases can be the cause for the onset of lymphedema, which is the reason for the discussion of this topic.

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