Efficacy of Complete Decongestive Therapy Versus Pneumatic Compression Against Faradism Underpressure in Patients with Lymphedema Secondary to Breast Cancer

Efficacy of Complete Decongestive Therapy Versus Pneumatic Compression Against Faradism Underpressure in Patients with Lymphedema Secondary to Breast Cancer

Authors

  • Saylee Phatak
  • Namrata Kadam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i3.18402

Keywords:

Lymphedema; Complete decongestive therapy; Faradism under pressure; Pneumatic compression.

Abstract

Introduction: Lymphedema is the most common secondary complication that people with breast cancer face.
Characterized by the appearance of new growth. The new growth usually takes the shape of a lump which is
frequently referred to as a neoplasm. Lymphedema in women who have had a mastectomy has the potential to
become a chronic and progressive disorder. It is necessary to determine the impact of each strategy. The goal of
this research was to investigate and evaluate the best treatment for lymphedema secondary to breast cancer.
Method: This study included 30 women with lymphedema caused by breast cancer. They were assigned to one
of three groups. Group A (n=10) received complete decongestive therapy. Group B (n=10) received pneumatic
compression, while Group C (n=10) received faradism under pressure. Subjects from all three groups were asked
to come to the department three times per week for two months. Patients girth and pain intensity were measured
pre and post treatment.
Conclusion: As a result, the researchers concluded that in patients with mild lymphedema, comprehensive
decongestive therapy was more effective.

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Author Biographies

Saylee Phatak

Intern, Department of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute if Medical Science “Deemed to be” University, Karad,
Maharashtra, India. Pin code 415110.

Namrata Kadam

Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics Neurophysiotherapy, Krishna Institute if Medical Science “Deemed to be” University, Karad,Maharashtra, India. Pin code 415110.

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Published

2022-08-09
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