Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema Therapy
Upper extremity lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the arm that causes swelling due to a malfunction or absence of the lymphatic system (for example, lymph nodes).
Lower extremity lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the leg that causes swelling due to a malfunction of absence of the lymphatic system (for example, chronic venous insufficiency or following radiation treatment in the groin/ abdominal area).
- Treatment is provided by Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are certified in Lymphedema Management and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
- Treatment involves a comprehensive program which may include manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandages, exercise, intermittent compression pumping and compression garments.
- A prescription from your physician is required in order to evaluate your condition and initiate treatment.
To schedule your upper or lower extremity lymphedema therapy, call the Monongahela Valley Hospital Center for Wound Management at 724-258-1912.