Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide for Practioners

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Joachim E. Zuther
Thieme Medical Publishers, 2005 - Medical - 270 pages
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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Contents

Lymphatic Watersheds
13
Physiology
28
Insufficiencies of the Lymphatic System
41
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Founder, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Sebastian, FL, USA

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