Abstract Title:

Manual lymphatic drainage in management of edema in a case with CRPS: why the(y) wait?

Abstract Source:

Rheumatol Int. 2009 Oct 13. Epub 2009 Oct 13. PMID: 19823831

Abstract Author(s):

Ismail Safaz, Fatih Tok, Mehmet Ali Taşkaynatan, Ahmet Ozgul

Article Affiliation:

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, GATA TSK Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, 06530, Bilkent Ankara, Turkey.


Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder characterized by pain, edema, skin color changes and autonomic abnormalities. Its treatment is quite difficult and in most of the patients effective results cannot be reached. Manual lymphatic drainage is a very rare method for managing limb edema in CRPS. In this case report, the dramatic response of an excessive edema to lymphatic drainage was discussed in a CRPS patient.

Study Type : Human Study

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