USEFUL INFORMATION AND LINKS
INDIVIDUAL LYMPHATIC IMAGING
Lymphofluoroscopy involves a small injection of dye, called ICG, into the dermis of the hand or foot. A special camera using infrared light is then shone onto the limb to visualise and map the lymphatics, even in areas where you may not show signs of swelling. This allows for your MLD and other treatments to be tailored to you, sometimes improving the results of your current treatment. For more information on where you can visit for mapping click the link.
LEARN SELF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
As part of your on going management and self-treatment, learning Self lymphatic drainage will be an important part of your routine. You will be advised on how to do this in your appointments and given resources to help with your learning. For video instructions and useful information click the link below.
GENERAL LYMPHOEDEMA SUPPORT
The Lymphoedema Support Network are a UK based charity and is the national patient support organisation for those living with Lymphoedema. They are involved in raising awareness and educating those with lymphoedema. Visit the LSN website for more information, including information regarding the management of cellulitis.
GENERAL LIPOEDEMA SUPPORT
Lipoedema UK are at the forefront of raising awareness of the condition supporting healthcare professionals with learning to enable timely diagnosis and treatment. They offer a wide range of resources as well as a yearly conference to support those living with lipoedema.
SURGERY FOR LYMPHOEDEMA AND LIPOEDEMA
Oxford Lymphoedema Practice are the team of surgeons responsible for bringing micro surgical techniques to the UK. They have trained with leading global specialist in the management of lymphoedema and lipoedema and are passionate about improving the quality of life for those living with these conditions. For more information on surgical options for lymphoedema visit the link below.