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2013-03-02 23:00:58

Platelet-rich plasma therapy relieves chronic swelling, reduces pain. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 Until now, patients with lymphedema turned to compression and/or physical therapy for relief from this chronic inflammatory condition and its associated wounds. Thanks to a pioneering treatment developed by Dr. Bill Releford, D.P.M, they have another option: platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). By using proprietary PRP injections, Dr. Releford´s protocol reduces the pain and...

2012-12-31 05:02:17

The Florida Board of Physical Therapy and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy pre-approve The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm, Utilizing Pilates for Rehab and the Lymphedema Toolbox for Continuing Education Course contribution for professional license renewal. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) December 30, 2012 The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm is an exciting learning tool for individual therapists or teams of therapists seeking to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic...

2012-12-22 05:03:42

Specializing in improving the quality of life for those suffering from venous and lymphatic diseases, BSN Medical develops and manufactures products used in the care and management of afflictions like varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcers, peripheral edemas and lymphodema. As the number one physician-recommended brand of compression hosiery in the USA, the JOBST® brand from BSN Medical sets the standard for quality and is recognized and...

2012-12-19 11:31:53

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur optimism that this common but relatively neglected condition, which affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, finally will be amenable to detection (and, eventually, treatment) with 21st-century techniques. Lymphedema is an often-painful inflammatory...

2012-10-23 14:10:58

Living with chronic condition requires patients to use comprehensive self-care practices Nearly 40 percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from lymphedema, a chronic condition that causes body limbs to swell from fluid buildup, as a result of lymph node removal and radiation therapy. A cure for lymphedema does not exist, so individuals with the condition must find ways to manage the symptoms throughout their lifetimes. Now, a team of researchers and clinicians working with a University...

2012-07-30 23:03:21

SIGVARIS is pleased to announce the launch of the ADVANCE Armsleeve in the US. This exciting new product combines the most advanced textiles and design for a truly superior lymphedema treatment option. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression garments, is excited to announce the launch of the popular ADVANCE Armsleeve in the United States. This product, which has already been gaining world-wide notoriety, was designed in collaboration with...


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