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Griffin Hospital's Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema Management

Reducing swelling for improved health.

Griffin Hospital's Lymphedema Management Program is designed for individuals with upper or lower extremity edema following surgery or trauma/injury or insidious in nature.

Treatment Programs

Comprehensive evaluation and development of individualized treatment programs including:

  • Treatment program consisting of customized manual therapy, manual lymph drainage, compression therapy and exercise approach
  • Home program - instruction in self massage and an exercise program individualized for you
  • Compression therapy - wrapping/bandaging program, vasopneumatic compression pump, compression garment fitting
  • Education - precautions, prevention and management/treatment program

Precautions

Common precautions to observe and discuss with your physician are as follows:

  • Skin care: keep you skin clean and moisturized, and check for cuts, irritations or infections
  • Do not allow injections, blood draw or blood pressure checks on affected arm
  • Do not get your cuticles cut during a manicure
  • Use protective coverings when sewing, cooking, cleaning, or gardening
  • Use care around pets, animals prone to scratch
  • Use care with large projects or heavy and repetitive activities. Plan large projects over several days and discuss with you physician the right amount of activity for you.
Make an Appointment

Call Outpatient Rehabilitation at (203) 732-7445.

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