Swelling: Curse of the Wounded Class, Control of Edema Enhances Control in All Wounds

Swelling: Curse of the Wounded Class, Control of Edema Enhances Control in All Wounds will be presented by Martin J. Winkler MD, FACS, Medical Director Compression Dynamics, LLC at this year’s Wild on Wounds National Conference in Las Vegas NV September 7-10, 2011.
Elastic compression therapy for swelling and venous leg ulcers is uncomfortable. Notoriously poor patient compliance creates the attitude that patient education about elastic compression is “not worth the time” by primary care providers. Think wound clinics and see the fruits of this therapeutic nihilism: sheer injury in edematous (CHF) senile skin, cellulitis and lymphorrhea in edematous tissue, venous leg ulcers and ischemic ulcers. The therapeutic triad:  elevation, pneumatic and manual lymphatic drainage, and elastic compression, merits a conceptual physiologic update.

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