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Chronic oedema and associated complications

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Chronic oedema and associated complications

Denise Hardy
8 November 2010

Keywords: Cutimed, DACC, chronic wounds

Chronic oedema is classified as a swelling that does not respond to elevation or diuretics and which has been present for three months or more. Managing chronic oedema complicated with ulceration, lymphorrhoea or infection can prove a challenge. Moreover, it is costly to the health service in terms of time, resources and staffing, and has an impact on patient quality of life. However, with appropriate management strategies, these factors can be reduced. The case reports in this paper demonstrate oedema reduction techniques alongside Cutimed® Sorbact® swabs and pads, Cutimed® Siltec and Cutisorb® Ultra dressings (BSN medical). 

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