Experiential and specialised knowledge of oncology nursing and Complete Decongestive
Therapy were applied to assess the patient in answering the question 'What is?
Therefore pretibial myxoedema is secondary lymphoedema and this warranted the application of decongestive
physiotherapy for this patient.
Interventions for Lymphedema Recommended for Practice * Complete decongestive
therapy * Compression bandaging * Infection treatment Likely to Be Effective * Maintaining optimal body weight * Manual lymph drainage Benefits Balanced With Harms * Exercise * Prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent infections * Surgical intervention Effectiveness Not Established * Compression garments * Hyperbaric oxygen * Low-level laser therapy * Nanocrystalline silver dressing on lymphatic ulcers * Pneumatic compression pump * Simple lymphatic drainage with aromatherapy Not Recommended for Practice * Diuretics * Benzopyrenes Note.
One of the few larger studies on the topic (Ko, Lerner, Klose, & Cosimi, 1998) reported on a prospective study of 299 consecutive patients referred for treatment of lymphoedema via Complex Decongestive
Because the difference of diameter does not require the compression bandage step of the complete decongestive
therapy (CDT), its steps outside bandage (skin care, self-massage, compression, exercise, and diet) were administered.
These are manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, skin therapy and exercise - and collectively they are known as "combined decongestive
In addition, complete decongestive
lymphedema therapy services are being provided by Carma Douglas, registered nurse.
Lymphatic Manual Drainage & Complex Decongestive
Therapy has been accredited on a postgraduate basis.
The gold standard of care for lymphedema relies upon a set of techniques called Complex Decongestive
Therapy (CDT) designed to reduce swelling and maintain skin health.
Could Kinesio tape replace the bandage in decongestive
lymphatic therapy for breast-cancer-related lymphedema?
Treatment for respiratory conditions, connective tissue massage and decongestive
therapy for lymphodema are covered in Chapters 10 to 12.
properties will reduce redness in cases of couperose and erythema.