Flexitouch for Head and Neck Lymphedema: A Randomized Control Trial
Overview of a Vanderbilt randomized control trial comparing use of the Flexitouch system plus self-management with self-management alone for treatment of head and neck lymphedema.
Compared with self-management alone, Flexitouch HN therapy resulted in:
- 24% decrease in external swelling (vs. 5% increase)
- 4X greater improvement in swallowing solids
- Stable pain (vs. increased pain)