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Articles posted in March, 2021

Lymphatic Venous Anastomosis (LVA) Surgery for Lymphedema

There is no cure for lymphedema, either surgical, pharmacological or otherwise. Instead, the symptoms of lymphedema which include chronic swelling, tissue hardening, and infection are normally managed through Combined (or ‘complex’) Decongestive Therapy (CDT). CDT is a combination of manual lymphatic drainage massage, compressive bandages and garments, exercise, and education….