Objective: To review the benefits of adapting the complex techniques of formal lymphedema therapy to the more generalizedforms of edema often seen in the chronic disease and palliative care settings. Data Sources: Peer-reviewed literature and clinicalpractice. Conclusion: Lymphedema treatment modalities have much to offer beyond their well-characterized benefit in classicallymphedema. In modified forms, they may improve and lessen the burden of refractory edema originating from a diverse range ofcauses. Thoughtful planning and practice, however, are essential as an inadequate adaptation may result in unnecessary effort, injury for the patient, or an unsatisfactory outcome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine|
|State||Published - Feb 2014|
- arterial insufficiency
- venous insufficiency
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