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how does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Forces fluid out: Compression sleeves help force fluid out of the extremity. Often times, the lymphatic system which drains fluid out of the extremity, does not work well after a fracture. A compression sleeve might help in the short term.
Answered on May 28, 2017
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