manual lymphatic drainage techniques aid in the early postoperative stages after total knee arthroplasty and improve active knee flexion for up to 6 weeks postsurgery. 10 Unfortunately, no randomized controlled trials have been performed to assess the effectiveness of osteopathic The randomized controlled trial was designed to evaluate the benefit of manual lymphatic drainage as part of CDT for the treatment of lymphedema secondary to breast cancer (ref 3).
This study improves on previous randomized controlled trials by evaluating a greater number of patients (103 enrolled, 95 completed), across multiple health centers Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a massage technique that involves the skin surface only and follows the anatomic lymphatic pathways of the body.
A session of manual lymph drainage starts centrally in the neck and trunk to clear out the main lymphatic pathways, thereby facilitating drainage It is suggested that manual lymphatic drainage can be a therapeutic option used in the prevention and treatment of gestational edema based on the physiological effects of this technique, however, there is no scientific evidence supporting their efficacy.
One promising therapy is complex decongestive therapy (CDT), which consists of lymphatic massage known as manual lymphatic drainage, daily bandaging, exercise, and skin care. Daily light massage is felt to clear excess fluid by mimicking pumping action of lymphatic OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) in the early postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to reduce edema and The elements of CDT are: diagnosis, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), multilayered compression bandaging, compression garments, therapeutic exercises, and selfcare.
Adjuncts to CDT often include use of pneumatic pumps that substitute for MLD, Kinesio tape applied to the skin so it channels lymph to reduce swelling, and aquatic therapy.
Effect of Manual Lymphatic Drainage After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial Presented as a paper to Physioswiss Congress 2012, May 1011, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, and to French Physiotherapy Association, February 79, 2013, Paris, France. Lymphoedema is a common and troublesome condition that develops following breast cancer treatment.
The aim of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in the exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, and compression therapy Evidence for the effectiveness of any of these interventions, alone or in combination, is limited Box 1: Risk factors for breast cancer related lymphoedema with reported ranges of odds ratios (OR) 1 One small randomized trial of 23 women with new breast cancerassociated lymphedema found Osce trial monitoring manual lymphatic drainage additional significant volume reduction when compared with manual lymphatic drainage alone (45 vs.
26). [Level of evidence: I Similarly, improvements were also found in Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a treatment technique that uses a series of rhythmic light strokes to reduce swelling and improve the return of lymph to the circulatory system. It is intended to encourage fluid away from congested areas by increasing activity of normal lymphatics and bypassing ineffective or obliterated lymph vessels.