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Page 131 box:

  • Replace "tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis" with "active tuberculosis, an active toxoplasmosis infection".

Printing 1.02 of Living Well With Lymphedema includes the following changes:

Page 127 second bullet:

  • Carefully clean the wound with mild antibacterial soap and water. Hydrogen peroxide is no longer recommended for cleaning wounds.

Page 146 Arm Massage Summary sidebar, bullets seven and eight:

  • Massage the affected arm starting from the shoulder: upper arm, elbow, lower arm, wrist, hand and fingers.
  • Massage the affected arm starting from the fingertips: hand and fingers, wrist, lower arm, elbow, and upper arm.

Page 150 Leg Massage Summary sidebar, bullets six and seven:

  • Self-massage the affected leg starting from the hip: upper leg, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot and toes.
  • Self-massage the affected leg starting from the toes: foot and toes, ankle, lower leg, knee, and upper leg.

Page 165 top:

The second layer consists of specialized gauze, which is shown in Figure 11‑2. Gauze bandages do not launder well and fresh gauze must be used each time you bandage.

Gauze is wrapped around the individual fingers or toes to reduce and control swelling in these areas. If there is no significant swelling in the fingers or toes, your therapist may instruct you to omit this layer.

  • For fingers, one inch gauze is commonly used.
  • For toes, one-half inch gauze is commonly used.

As an alternative to gauze, your therapist may suggest specialized short-stretch finger or toe bandages, which can be laundered, or a compression glove.

Page 168 first bullet:

  • Bandaging begins with the fingers or toes. Your therapist may recommend gauze or specialized short-stretch bandages for the fingers or toes.

Page 263 second paragraph:

Alma Vinjé-Harrewijn, PT, CLT-LANA is a licensed physical therapist with more than 15 years of experience and postgraduate training in manual lymph drainage using the techniques of Vodder, Földi, Chikly, and others. Alma brings to this book many practical techniques, especially for self care, based on her years of experience helping people live well with lymphedema. She is a member of the International Society of Lymphology and the NVFL (the Dutch association for physical therapy specialists in lymphology) and writes a regular column for Oedeminus, the NVFL journal.

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Publication: Living Well With Lymphedema
Updated: 2017-01-02


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