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Are there prescriptions for lymphedema caused by orthopedic surgery?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

No medication for lymphedema, only local compression and raise the affected body part above heart level if possible when you are at rest.

Answered 10/19/2022

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

Lymphedema is due to obstruction of lymphatic flow. There is no medicine to correct it. Physiotherapy, time and sometimes surgery help.

Answered 10/18/2022

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I agree with the advice already given. However I might add that in cases I've seen where there has been long-standing lymphedema, elevation of the legs will no longer reduce swelling.

Answered 10/19/2022

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