Multimodal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema
Description of Multimodal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema
In this concise, accessible, and comprehensive reference, world experts in the field of lymphedema detail all of the non-surgical and surgical approaches to the multidisciplinary management of patients with upper and lower extremity lymphedema. There is particular focus on the surgical treatments for lymphedema, where the reader is taken step-by-step through illustrated guides for each procedure by the leading experts in the field of lymphedema microsurgery; from patient selection, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative management.
The book is strictly organized so that readers can quickly find content and provides readers with the necessary tools and framework to readily apply these innovative and state-of-the art techniques to their patients to optimize outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatments for their lymphedema patients.
Each chapter features a standardized content layout with full-color illustrations and clinical photographs to visually represent the content and includes key tips from experts in lymphedema, accompanied by key video contributions from the authors to demonstrate the surgical techniques. There is key emphasis on advances in our understand of the etiology of lymphedema, the most important surgical topics in lymphedema microsurgery, the current evidence available for the surgical treatment of lymphedema, and recent advances in lymphedema including new pharmacological treatments that target inflammation and fibrosis
Edited by leaders in lymphedema microsurgery and contributed to by a multidisciplinary group of international experts to provide a full and comprehensive guide, Multimodal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema is aimed at a wide target audience that includes surgeons that perform lymphedema surgeries, other medical specialties that treat patients with cancer, lymphedema therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, as well as nursing specialties and trainees.
About the Author
Mark V. Schaverien, MBChB MSc(Hons) MEd MRCS MD PGCert(FLM) FRCS(Plast), is an Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a Lymphedema Comprehensive Center of Excellence, and is an expert in complex reconstruction and microsurgery, in particular for breast surgery and lymphedema surgery.
Joseph H. Dayan, MD FACS, is an Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who specializes in microsurgical reconstruction. His research is focused on lymphedema, and he serves as Co-Director of Lymphatic Surgery and Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
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