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August 1981

Management of Moderate Lymphedema

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Indiana University Medical Center, and St Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(8):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380200093021

• Moderate chronic lymphedema generally requires a different program of management than mild or massive lymphedema. It responds well to a special management regimen based on home use of an intermittent limb compressor and utilization of proper compression support when the patient is not in the recumbent position.

(Arch Surg 1981;116:1097-1098)