Edema affects approximately 25% – 50% of patients who undergo axillary node surgery. Edema can also be caused by swelling as a result of chronic venous insufficiency, post-op surgical complications and heredity. Patients who do not respond to diuretics and elevation are candidates for treatment.
The Edema Management Program at Options Home Health provides effective home health care services to patients suffering from this condition. Patients are seen by a registered nurse prior to treatment. Those needing assistance are provided with a home health aide to help with activities of daily living (bathing, toileting, dressing, eating).