Posted by: patoconnor | March 1, 2012

Multidisciplinary Lymphedema Treatment Program.

Multidisciplinary Lymphedema Treatment Program.

Feb 2012

Papadopoulou MCTsiouri ISalta-Stankova RDrakou ARousas NRoussaki-Schulze AVGiannoukas AD.

Source

University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece.

Abstract

Lymphedema is an underrecognized and undertreated condition that requires a multidisciplinary approach in an individualized program that will address the special needs of each patient. In an ideal setting of an outpatient management program the team should be composed of a vascular surgeon, a dermatologist, a physiotherapist, a dietician, a psychologist, a social worker, and an office employee, working together in the assessment and management of all aspects of lymphedema. All treatment strategies and actions taken should ultimately focus on the improvement of the quality of life of patients suffering from lymphedema and on the prevention of lymphedema in high-risk patients.

Lower Extremity Wounds


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