Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a type of chronic oedema where the lymphatics have been damaged (secondary lymphoedema) or there is congenital malformation of the lymphatics. (primary lymphoedema). The main cause of secondary lymphoedema is the treatment of cancer namely surgical...

Differential Diagnosis of Lymphoedema

The differential diagnosis of lymphoedema from other chronic oedema and mixed oedema is based largely on a good history, but there are some investigations that would help differentiate and therefore direct patient care more appropriately. Quick flowchart...

Physiotherapists

Welcome to the physiotherapists’ pages.  Physiotherapists will see patients with a variety of oedemas depending on the cause of swelling. These pages have been divided into subheadings for physiotherapy treatment options of Cancer-related oedema and Non-cancer-related...

Compression Garments

Compression hosiery is the main stay of treatment in chronic oedema. Without the application of hosiery, any reduction from compression bandaging will be short-lived and the oedema will rebound. Before applying compression stockings, assessment of the arterial...