Understanding Lymphedema: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Treatments
Dr. Karen Herbst explains how chronic venous insufficiency drives lymphatic dysfunction. Includes recent evidence on treatments and a case presentation.
- The lymphatics, not the veins, drain nearly all lymph fluid.
- Left untreated, LE can lead to disability, recurrent infection (cellulitis) and fibrosis.
- Evidence supports Flexitouch® therapy to reduce healthcare costs and incidence of cellulitis.