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Lymphedema Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners (4th Edition)

This essential guide encompasses the core principles of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy for a wide range of pathologies across the age continuum. Key elements from the prior 3rd edition are incorporated, such as color-coded sections for anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Advances in the field are reflected in expanded chapters and efficacy meta-analyses, updates on genetics, refinements in manual compression, and new insights on fat disorders and edema.

Key Highlights in the 4th edition:

  • More than 140 new color images, over 30 new tables, and updated ICD-10 codes

  • Expanded discussion of lipedema and related conditions such as Dercum's and Madelung's diseases

  • Surgical approaches such as vascularized lymph node transfer, anastomosis and bypass techniques, suction assisted protein lipectomy, and combined and staged lymphedema operations

  • Wound care options for edema and advanced venous disease

  • Integration of conventional therapies and techniques in collaboration with surgeons who perform specialized lymphatic procedures

  • Tips and guidance for growing numbers of home care focused practitioners who encounter lymphedema and related edemas in patients

  • Management of garments including fit, functionality, and patient independence

  • Rare pediatric syndromes and adaption of CDT for children

  • Expanded discussion of sequential intermittent pneumatic compression including contraindications and usages in lymphedema management

This is a must-have resource on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lymphedema and lymphatic insufficiency. Its unique practicality will enable educators to teach techniques and clinicians to adeptly incorporate a wide range of treatment strategies into practice.

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