[Treatment of lymphedema in institutions. Two weeks of in-hospital intensive lymphatic drainage followed by maintenance treatment with a pulsator].

  • R Walby
  • Published 1990 in
    Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening…

Abstract

54 patients were admitted to The Norwegian Radium Hospital (hotel ward) for treatment of secondary lymph drainage in the arm or the leg. The treatment consisted of 14 days intensive lymph drainage, including massage and physical exercises, and intermittent compression with pulsator and bandaging. Information/instruction was given continuously. Good elastic stockings were supplied before the patients left the hospital. The treatment was succeeded by a maintenance programme, which the patients carried out themselves at home. The patients were closely followed up and reported on for six months, and were rechecked after another four and 12 months. We present the results after 14 days of intense treatment, followed by a 12-month maintenance programme.

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@article{Walby1990TreatmentOL, title={[Treatment of lymphedema in institutions. Two weeks of in-hospital intensive lymphatic drainage followed by maintenance treatment with a pulsator].}, author={R Walby}, journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske l{\ae}geforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny r{\ae}kke}, year={1990}, volume={110 24}, pages={3125-6} }