9 doctors weighed in:
Are lymphedema pumps effective?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The pumps are effective if used correctly.
As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This should be continued on a daily basis.

In brief: Yes
The pumps are effective if used correctly.
As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This should be continued on a daily basis.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The pumps can reduce lymphedema but the effects were offf.
Compression with support hose at tolerated is helpful although difficult for some people. The adjunctive use of oral enzymes such as bromelain can be helpful for many.

In brief: Yes
The pumps can reduce lymphedema but the effects were offf.
Compression with support hose at tolerated is helpful although difficult for some people. The adjunctive use of oral enzymes such as bromelain can be helpful for many.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Lymphedema
yes they are as they pump the lymphatic fluid out of the extremity at a more rapid pace prevention fluid build up in the extremity all would advise a compression garment, stocking for lower extremity or sleeve for upper extremity during daily activity

In brief: Lymphedema
yes they are as they pump the lymphatic fluid out of the extremity at a more rapid pace prevention fluid build up in the extremity all would advise a compression garment, stocking for lower extremity or sleeve for upper extremity during daily activity
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Yes, but ...
As dr. Salartash said, they are effective but they have to be used correctly, used consistently, and they take time to use properly.
It is important to remember that they are only a part of a decongestion treatment regimine, though, that should include compression stockings, lymphedema massage, diet, and exercise.

In brief: Yes, but ...
As dr. Salartash said, they are effective but they have to be used correctly, used consistently, and they take time to use properly.
It is important to remember that they are only a part of a decongestion treatment regimine, though, that should include compression stockings, lymphedema massage, diet, and exercise.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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