Thursday, July 10, 2008

A lymphatic decongestive machine

Ridner SH et al reported a home-based self operated lymphatic decongestive machine called Flexitouch system (developed in USA ,Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.) helps to reduce the following:
1. Participants' use of professional manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy,
2. Self-MLD, and
3. Bandaging
A high degree of adherence is reported in the usage of this equipment by both cancer and non-cancer patients. Healthcare professionals should facilitate communication among members of the lymphedema treatment team.

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