What is the best compression product for lymphedema treatment?

  • What is the best compression product for lymphedema treatment?

    Posted by admin on May 28, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    What is the best compression product for lymphedema

    Lymphedema is individualized to the specific patient, therefore there really is not one product but a collection of products that can help clinicians treat their variety of patients.

    Here you will learn which products are available from medi® across the broad portfolio, and where they fit into the treatment process. You can then determine which products will fit into your personal toolbox of treatment.

    The medi lymphedema therapy concept is a modified version of many treatment models
    that consist of different phases of therapy including decongestive, transitions
    and maintenance periods. Each phase has unique challenges that require specific
    products to assist clinicians in achieving their desired results.

    Phase 1 – Decongestion

    Intensive therapy reduces swelling by decongestion impaired lymphatic pathways, reducing lymphatic load, encouraging the development of collateral drainage routes, and stimulating the function of remaining patent routes. The frequency of treatment, degree of compression and type of compression used should be adapted according to the patient’s physical and psychosocial needs.

    Phase 2 – Transition

    Following intensive therapy, some patients may benefit from a one to three month period of transition management before progressing to long-term therapy. The transition period may be helpful to:

    · Maximize the effects of intensive therapy and stabilize fluctuations in swelling to an individually acceptable level

    · Prevent rebound swelling on transfer to compression hosiery

    · Evaluate long-term maintenance strategies

    · Support and facilitate self management

    · Reduce practitioner input

    Phase 3 – Maintenance

    The long-term management of lymphedema focuses on enhancing the function of the lymphatics, limiting further deterioration of swelling, and gaining long-term control of the condition. Success relies on self management by patients and carers, with appropriate and effective education, training, and medical and psychosocial support. It involves:

    · Daily skin care

    · Exercise/movement

    · Compression – compression garments, bandaging or an inelastic adjustable compression device

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