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Surgical Treatment Options for Lymphedema Spring 2015

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Publisher Pathways is published four times per year by BCS Communications Ltd. on behalf of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) and its provincial affiliates. Editorial Board Pamela Hodgson, PT David Keast MD FCFP Roanne Thomas PhD Anna Towers MD FCFP Lucette Wesley CIM Janice Yurick PT Editor Anna Kennedy Editorial Intern Nicole Boulet Advertising and Submissions We welcome your ideas, contributions, letters and ad copy. While all material is subject to Editorial Board approval, inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or reflection of the views and opinions of the CLF and its Editorial Board. Contents may not be reproduced without written permission of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Subscription Rates (1 year) Canada–$25. International–$50. Single copies and back issues–$7. Subscriptions/return mail to Canadian Lymphedema Framework 4800 Dundas Street West, Suite 204 Toronto, Ontario M9A 1B1 Telephone: 647-693-1083 Email: canadalymph@live.ca www.canadalymph.ca Stock photos in this issue: CanStockPhoto Other photos are courtesy of K. Ashforth, R. Coopee, ALFP

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Current trends in the surgical treatment for lymphedema and the realistic outcomes that can be expected from each procedure.

............................................. Forty Years of Devoted Research An interview with Dr. Miles Johnston, who retires from a long, productive research career in the field of lymphatic circulation.

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Ask the Expert Why doctors don’t know Physicians’ education includes little emphasis regarding diagnosis or management of lymphedema.

.................................................. Pneumatic Compression Pumps Pneumatic compression is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and is an effective tool for achieving decongestion in both the acute and maintenance phases of lymphedema treatment.

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................................................. Kinesio Taping and Lymphedema The phenomenon of the mysterious black tape A complementary treatment method that can encourage the movement of fluid beneath the skin.

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................................................. Personal Story Experiencing the various emotional stages of denial, anger, pity and acceptance.

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................................................................... Look4LE – Mobile App Finds Lymphedema Therapists Using your smartphone as part of your lymphedema care New technology aims to make finding lymphedema therapists more accessible.

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