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Lymphedema & Wound Care

TuDor Participates In National Lymphedema DayTuDor is one of the very few facilities in our community that offers specialized lymphedema treatment by Certified Lymphatic Therapists and Certified Wound Therapists. We achieve results unmatched by anyone in the tri-county area.

Our high level of treatment and expertise allows us to be recognized by the National Lymphedema Network- www.lymphnet.org.

In the majority of patients, TuDor's treatment programs produce complete healing, within a short period of time.

What Is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often the extremities. It may also occur in the face, the trunk and the abdomen. Lymphedema is a result of an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in superficial tissues, which can have significant pathological and clinical consequences for the patient if it goes untreated. - www.acols.com

Early stages of lymphedema may be temporarily reduced by simple elevation of the limb. Without proper treatment, however, the protein-rich swelling causes a progressive hardening of the affected tissues, along with recurrent cellulitis, and possibly fungal infection.

Lymphedema Patient

Treatment of Lymphedema

TuDor offers a range of treatment methods to our lymphedema patients, including:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage
  • Compression Therapy
  • Decongestive Remedial Exercises
  • Wound Care & Skin Care
  • Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
  • Fitting For Permanent Garments & Reid Sleeves (if necessary) by Certified Fitters
  • Education To The Patient And Family On How To Care For Affected Limbs

ABI (Ankle-Brachial Index) / Venous Refill Testing

ABI testing is a noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. The Ankle Brachial Index compares your blood pressure measures at the ankle with your blood pressure measured at your arm.

Venous Refill Testing System includes a sensor for sensing patient blood volume at a testing location along a patientís leg during and after dorsiflexion of the patientís foot, and for automatically evaluating whether a venous refill time following the time of cessation of dorsiflexion of the patientís foot is less than approximately 20 seconds.

These tests are available to our patientís and aid in the treatment of Lymphedema.

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