Surgery for people with lymphoedema

Anne Williams*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Millions of people across the world are affected by lymphoedema. Physical treatments commonly combine skin care, compression therapy, exercise and manual lymphatic drainage. Increasingly, surgery has been recognised as providing benefits for some individuals with lymphoedema, although the evidence is still limited. This article overviews lymphoedema types and treatments, discusses different surgical approaches for people with lymphoedema, and the implications for community nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Community Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • liposuction
  • lypmhoedema
  • microsurgical reconstruction
  • surgery


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