The buildup of lymph in the tissues due to trauma, radiation, surgery, or congenital problems is problematic in the lower extremity. These patients are at high risk of skin breakdown and ulceration. Compression is the treatment of choice by either applying multi-layer compression bandages to the affected limbs, lymphedema massage, at home lymphedema compression pump use or, ideally, all of the above (Baranoski & Ayello, 2008).
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