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Lymphedema

Primary & secondary, compression bandages

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List the primary types of Lymphedema 1)Milroy's disease - presents @ birth 2)Lymphedema praecox - presents @ adolescence 3)Lymphedema tarda - presents after age 30
List the secondary types of Lymphedema (lymphatics damaged by:) 1)Trama 2)Surgery 3)Infection 4)Obstruction by tumor 5)Radiation therapy 6)Obstruction by parasite 7)Paralysis of a limb 8)Chronic venous insufficiency
What type of Lymphedema do these represent: 1)Milroy's disease - presents @ birth 2)Lymphedema praecox - presents @ adolescence 3)Lymphedema tarda - presents after age 30 Primary types
What type of Lymphedema do these represent: 1)Trama 2)Surgery 3)Infection 4)Obstruction by tumor 5)Radiation therapy 6)Obstruction by parasite 7)Paralysis of a limb 8)Chronic venous insufficiency Secondary types
What are the factors to consider in choosing a compression bandage? 1)Coverage 2)Compression class 3)Apperance 4)Custom made versus off the shelf 5)Material or fabric 6)Construction 7)Suspension 8)Skin condition/sensitivity/wounds 9)Ability of patient to don/doff 10)Cost and source of payment
Compression Class I 20 to 30 mm Hg - Minor varicose veins, minor varicosities of pregnancy, mild lymphedema of the arm.
Compression Class II 30 to 40 mm Hg - Significant varicose veins w/edema, post-traumatic swelling, significant varicosities of pregnancy, postphlebitis swelling, lymphedema of the arm
Compression Class III 40 to 50 mm Hg - Chronic venus insufficiency, status post venus ulcers, lymphedema of the leg or arm
Compression Class IV 50 to 60 mm Hg - Lymphedema
Created by: srussel