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The Microfine glove and its use in the management of hand oedema

Gail Close
11 February 2014

<p>A recent study has shown that in the UK, 90% of people with lymphoedema wear some form of compression garment (Lam et al, 2006). The use of compression is a recognised cornerstone of lymphoedema management as defined by the British Lymphology Society (BLS) (1997). All compression garments have an elastic element to them, which is essential to enable limb movement when the garment is worn and to facilitate application (Doher ty, 2006). However, the garment must also be rigid enough to deliver effective compression.</p>

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