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Lymphedema and edema management
An examination by a doctor is necessary to correctly diagnose lymphedema.
For an appointment with a lymphedema specialist, call Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's central scheduling line at 612-262-7900.
Lymphedema means swelling of the lymph passages. Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph nodes -- vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.
The goals of your treatment program are to:
Lymphedema and edema management locations
Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers lymphedema and edema management services at many Allina Health clinics, hospitals and Sister Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy Center locations.
Source: Allina Health Patient Education, The Lymphedema Treatment Program at Sister Kenny® Rehabilitation Institute, pt-ahc-21175 (6/09)
Reviewed by: Allina Health Patient Education experts, including Nancy Hutchison, MD, CLT-LANA, medical director, Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema, Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
First Published: 06/01/2009
Last Reviewed: 06/01/2009