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Other Contemporary Treatment Modalities

  • Neil B. Piller
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Abstract

We have a plethora of treatments and strategies for dealing with lymphedema. Some show scant evidence of their effectiveness and often little rationale for their use. We must advance our knowledge in the breadth of treatments with an open mind, but must provide evidence for their efficacy so that patients and practitioners know what to expect. For many new treatments, the trials are often small, but some are well designed and are objective with rigorous evaluation, so we can have confidence in the outcomes.

Keywords

Limb Volume Contemporary Treatment Manual Lymphatic Drainage Limb Size Normal Skin Temperature 
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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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