Lymphedema Educational Info
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As part of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), compression bandaging is applied to the affected area.
- Keep fluid from returning to the area
- Assists the lymphatic system in pumping fluid out of the affected area as the body moves
- Breaks up hard (fibrotic) tissues, making the area softer.
If a person is able to use Electro-Lymphatic Drainage (ELT), the necessity for compression bandaging is often minimized.
Lymphedema is managed long-term (following Complete Decongestive Therapy) by wearing specially fitted compression garments.
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