A 39-year-old member asked:
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i have mild-moderate lymphedema in my arms. what is the best way to get rid of it?

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Dr. Denny Rodenberg
31 years experience General Surgery
Compression: Commonly, physical therapists can help with massage and compressive wraps, sequential pumps and compressive garments will aid in maintenance. Don't expect a cure...And don't neglect identifying the cause.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Options: Most lymphedema can be improved with physical therapy/compression. There is a new technique of lymph node transfer that can dramatically improve certain cases. It is microsurgical transfer of nodes to a draining basin to improve symptoms and hopefully grow more channels. Call 321-841-7090 as the institute of microsurgery at orlando health now offers this!
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
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