Comparison of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression with Manual Lymphatic Drainage for Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema


ÖZKAN GÜRDAL S., Kostanoglu A., Cavdar I., Ozbas A., Cabioglu N., Ozcinar B., ...More

LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY, vol.10, no.3, pp.129-135, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lrb.2012.0002
  • Title of Journal : LYMPHATIC RESEARCH AND BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-135

Abstract

Background: The aim of this prospective controlled study was to assess the efficacy of two different combination treatment modalities of lymphedema (LE). Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and compression bandage combination (complex decongestive therapy) have been compared with intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) plus self-lymphatic drainage (SLD).