Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Do you treat lymphedema? If so, you probably already know that compression is the mainstay of treatment. But do you know WHY?
Can you describe LaPlace's Law or how pressure differs from tension and, more importantly, why it matters in your selection of garments? Learn when it's best to use inelastic vs elastic garments, flat-knit vs circular weaves, seamed vs seamless fabrics, and zipper vs velcro vs hybrid garments. We'll also clarify the perennially confusing staging system and review the evidence base behind other lymphedema treatments: night-garments, pneumatic compression devices, and more.