Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 296 pages
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A well-written textbook that is clear and concise. The organization is exceptional; each chapter is color-coded for ease in locating or browsing through information, and colored shadings in the text emphasize important points. Students and patients interested in this topic will find exceptional value in reading this book. The quality and readability are excellent. --Physical TherapyThis comprehensive textbook discusses current approaches to managing primary and secondary lymphedema and related conditions, such as chronic venous insufficiency, edema, and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides thorough coverage of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, and explains everything you need to know about manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique), complete decongestive therapy, and other treatment modalities. The authors also provide practical tips on patient self-care, bandaging techniques, and exercises, and give valuable recommendations for administrative and business issues.Highlights of this second edition:
  • New sections on axillary web syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and Parkes Weber syndrome
  • Expanded coverage of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, lipedema, and important considerations for treatments
  • Up-to-date information on the care of wounds and skin lesions
  • Lymphedema Management is an indispensable reference for physicians, therapists, nurses, and students who wish to gain full understanding of this complex topic and maximize treatment success. Lymphedema patients will also greatly benefit from its wealth of hands-on information and helpful illustrations.
     

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    Contents

    Anatomy
    1
    Lymphatic Watersheds
    11
    Parts
    18
    Physiology 31
    27
    Physiology of the Lymphatic System
    42
    Pathology
    47
    Lymphedema
    48
    Chronic Venous and Lymphovenous
    65
    Decongestive Exercises
    130
    Linda A Koehler PT CLTLANA
    137
    Treatment
    143
    Treatment Sequences
    157
    Application of Compression Bandages
    179
    Measurements for Compression
    202
    Patient Education
    209
    Administration
    237

    Insufficiency
    78
    Wounds and Skin Lesions
    84
    Lipedema
    95
    Inflammatory Rheumatism
    101
    Complete Decongestive Therapy
    111
    Compression Therapy
    122
    Sample Forms and Templates
    244
    Progress Notes
    250
    Appendix
    257
    Index
    274
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    Founder, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Sebastian, FL, USA

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