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...

Management of Chronic Oedema and Lymphoedema

Management of chronic oedema consists of identifying and eliminating risk factors where possible e.g. prolonged dependency, obesity, sedentary lifestyle. A combination of preventative and active therapy includes compression, skin care, exercise, healthy lifestyle....

Lymphorrhoea Pathway

Click on this link for an example of a pathway of care for weeping/wet legs (lymphorrhoea). It was developed in Glasgow, but can be adapted to suit the resources and processes in your locality. Lymphorrhoea Pathway