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Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part E (2019)

To compare the efficacy of pneumatic compression therapy (PCT), lymphatic drainage exercises (LDE) and control group in patient with lower limb lymph edema

Author(s): Niraj Kumar, Shama Parveen, Tarang Srivastava, Anirban Patra, Nishu Sharma and Nilkamal Kumar
Abstract: Introduction: Lymphedema is a symptom of morphologically or functionally insufficient lymph transport. There are several etiological factors damaging the lymphatic pathways. Infections and trauma of limb skin and deep tissues evoke reaction of peripheral lymphatics and lymph nodes [1].
Aim and Objective: To compare the “efficacy of pneumatic compression therapy (PCT), lymphatic drainage exercises and control group in patient with lower limb lymph edema.
Methodology: Subject randomly assigned into three groups viz group A, B and C. Group A patients given Pneumatic Compression Therapy (PCT) and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Group B given Lymphatic Drainage Exercises (LDE) and Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and Group C given Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) for lower limb lymph edema. All three groups were treated for four weeks.
Results: The age, weight and height of subjects in groups A, B and C were compared by using analysis of variance. There was no significant difference found in age, weight and height in all 3 groups (P>0.05). But significant difference found at 3 to 4 weeks in all 3 groups. (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The present study concluded that group A (Pneumatic Compression Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Exercises) showed significant improvement as Group B (Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and control group (lymphatic drainage exercises) for lower limb in lymphoedema.
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How to cite this article:
Niraj Kumar, Shama Parveen, Tarang Srivastava, Anirban Patra, Nishu Sharma, Nilkamal Kumar. To compare the efficacy of pneumatic compression therapy (PCT), lymphatic drainage exercises (LDE) and control group in patient with lower limb lymph edema. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(1):262-272. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i1e.45
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