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Outpatient management of secondary upper-limb lymphoedema with an adjustable compression sleeve: a case study

David Roberts, Kenneth Monaghan, Lynn O’ Connor, Michael Martin, Shane Gallagher
15 August 2022

Introduction: Compression bandaging is a key component of complex decongestive therapy (CDT) for lymphoedema (Sezgin Ozcan et al, 2018) and there is increasing interest in using adjustable compression wraps for lymphoedema treatment (!omas, 2017). Objective: To assess the feasibility of using an adjustable compression wrap in the intensive phase of secondary lymphoedema treatment. Methods: A 75-year-old patient with a history of breast cancer surgery underwent CDT with the compression bandaging replaced by a Juzo Adjustable Compression System. Results: !ere were no adverse reactions during treatment, skin condition improved during treatment and the patient could apply the garment independently. Small reductions in volume occurred during the intensive phase and were maintained at 3 months. Conclusion: !is case study shows that the Juzo Adjustable Compression System Light is a feasible treatment option for the intensive phase of CDT. Further research is required.

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