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Lymphedema pp 251-255 | Cite as

Compression Therapy

  • Stanley G. Rockson
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Abstract

Intermittent pneumatic compression has been employed in the medical approach to vascular diseases for more than 80 years.1 Multilayered bandage compression and elastic graduated compression garments are now both considered mainstays in the management of lymphedema, forming two of the elements of complex decongestive therapy for this condition.

Keywords

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Compression Garment Limb Volume Compression Therapy Chronic Compression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley G. Rockson
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research CenterStanfordUSA

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