Bandaging and compression

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Compression garments for managing lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition due to a compromised lymphatic system and results in the accumulation of oedema. It can affect patients who have undergone cancer treatments that involve removal of lymph nodes and radiotherapy. It can also present from a congenital defect of the lymphatic system...

Management of obesity-related chronic oedema

A collaborative, multidisciplinary and long-term treatment approach, with the implementation of an effective therapy and management regimen, based on an agreed treatment pathway and goals, can bring about significant health and psychological benefits for those with obesity-related chronic oedema....

Use of a tissue mobilising compression system

The standard treatment for lymphoedema is complete or complex decongestive therapy (CDT) that combines manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), skin care, multilayer, multi-component bandaging, exercises and patient education (Cheville et al, 2003; International Lymphoedema Framework, 2006). Intermittent...

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