ISBN 9783131394828,Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide For Practitioners

Lymphedema Management: The Comprehensive Guide For Practitioners



Thieme Medical Publishers

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9783131394828

ISBN-10 313139482X


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

Clinical Sciences

This 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.

Table of Contents

1 Anatomy
2 Physiology
3 Pathology
4 Complete Decongestive Therapy
5 Treatment
6 Administration
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