A well-written textbook that is clear and concise. The organization is exceptional; each chapter is color-coded for ease in locating or browsing through information, and colored shadings in the text emphasize important points. Students and patients interested in this topic will find exceptional value in reading this book. The quality and readability are excellent. --Physical TherapyThis comprehensive textbook discusses current approaches to managing primary and secondary lymphedema and related conditions, such as chronic venous insufficiency, edema, and rheumatoid arthritis. It provides thorough coverage of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, and explains everything you need to know about manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique), complete decongestive therapy, and other treatment modalities. The authors also provide practical tips on patient self-care, bandaging techniques, and exercises, and give valuable recommendations for administrative and business issues.Highlights of this second edition:
New sections on axillary web syndrome, Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, and Parkes Weber syndrome
Expanded coverage of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, lipedema, and important considerations for treatments
Up-to-date information on the care of wounds and skin lesions
Lymphedema Management is an indispensable reference for physicians, therapists, nurses, and students who wish to gain full understanding of this complex topic and maximize treatment success. Lymphedema patients will also greatly benefit from its wealth of hands-on information and helpful illustrations.