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Lymphedema pp 199-203 | Cite as

Alternative Assessment and Measurement Tools

  • Neil B. Piller
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Abstract

The stage and status of any lymphedematous limb (or other part of the body) and the impact of treatment on it can be measured objectively and accurately,1 yet, very few health professionals (and even fewer patients) ever make any attempt to make even the most basic measurements to obtain a complete assessment of the limb, few bother to compare the at-risk or affected limb with the contralateral one, and even fewer have the opportunity to measure a high-risk limb prior to an intervention.

Keywords

Extracellular Fluid Lymphatic System Water Displacement Fibrotic Tissue Limb Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil B. Piller
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  1. 1.Lymphoedema Assessment Clinic, Department of Surgery, School of MedicineFlinders University and Medical CentreBedford ParkAustralia

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