Impact of Chronic Oedema

The impact of chronic oedema can have a devastating effect on the physical, psychological and social well-being of the patient which is unique to each individual patient and should never be underestimated. The effect may include: Physical – increased swelling of...

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...

Patients and Carers

A basic overview about lymphoedema is given below but the Scottish Lymphoedema Practitioners’ Network regularly update the information in NHS Inform so you may find the information there useful. The patient support charity Lymphoedema Support Network provides...

Palliative Lymphoedema/Oedema

Oedema is a common feature in many long term-conditions including: Advanced cancer Chronic Heart Failure Advance neurological and liver disease End stage renal disease End stage chronic respiratory disease HIV/Aids Causes of oedema can be multi-factorial in this...

Podiatrists

Welcome to the Podiatry pages. Podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and...

MLPS

MACMILLAN LYMPHOEDEMA PROJECT FOR SCOTLAND – MLPS The two year Macmillan Funded Lymphoedema Project for Scotland was hosted by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).  The project came to an end in April 2014.  This webpage is now being...