Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners

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Gain a full understanding of all aspects of modern lymphedema management with this comprehensive reference. Covering everything from anatomy, physiology, and pathology to detailed treatment techniques and patient education, the book is complete and clinically useful in every situation involving lymphedema. Special features: Clearly outlines anatomy, physiology, and pathology for easy mastery of the complex lymphatic system Includes detailed, hands-on treatment techniques, with a special focus on Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Therapy Offers complete coverage of primary and secondary lymphedemas, including the extremities, head and face, external genitalia, pediatric lymphedemas, malignancies, and more Covers therapeutic approaches to wound care of skin lesions associated with lymphedema and venous insufficiencies Details step-by-step measurement techniques for swollen extremities and compression garments Includes helpful instructions on self-management issues, such as the do's and don'ts of self-bandaging, self-MLD, skin care, and more Comprehensive and practical for daily use, the book even includes administrative tips on billing, marketing, sample forms, and guidelines for setting up a lymphedema treatment center. For any level of training--physicians, therapists, nurses, students, and patients--this straightforward text will answer all your questions on lymphedema management to maximize your treatment success.

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The focus of this text is on the insufficiencies of the lymphatic system and discusses lymphedema as well as related conditions and currently available intervention techniques. Chapters cover the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, which should give the readers a clear understanding of how the lymphatic system works and why certain treatment approaches may be more effective than others in case of an insufficient lymphatic system. Additional chapters on diagnosis, evaluation, therapeutic interventions, and administrative issues, as well as an appendix covering patient education and sample forms for lymphedema treatment centers, are intended to make this text a comprehensive resource. Illustrations and tables are included to clarify the anatomic and functional basis of the lymphatic system and treatment interventions. To help the nonmedical reader, I have done my best to use simple terms in the figure legends when feasible. Most of these terms are also listed in the glossary at the end of this textbook. I hope that the first edition of the textbook for Comprehensive Lymphedema Management will prove to be a valuable tool for physicians, therapists, students, and patients. All royalties and proceeds generated by sales of this textbook are donated to charitable organizations and research projects.

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Founder, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Sebastian, FL, USA

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