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January 1960


AMA Arch Derm. 1960;81(1):146-147. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.03730010150019

Pressure Gradient Therapy in Patients with Various Disorders of the Extremities. Presented by Dr. Joseph Beninson.  Post-thrombotic syndrome of both legs: A white woman of 43 years had thrombophlebitis, following childbirth 14 years ago. Since then, she has had much swelling and discomfort, which persisted despite the wearing of standard commercial elastic support bandages and stockings. Initial examination revealed 4+ edema, together with considerable subcutaneous fibrosis from the knee downward. No family history of varices or fat legs was elicited.Treatment: Pressure gradient leotard with 40 mm. counterpressure.Postmastectomy lymphedema, right arm: A white woman of 53 years had developed severe, peristent, painful lymphedema of the right arm following mastectomy in November, 1953.Treatment: From March 31, 1958 to April 5, 1958 the forearm and arm were treated with the Jobst pump, utilizing a pumping sleeve. She has worn a Jobst pressure gradient sleeve since then, has unrestricted activities, and is now able to

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