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.