Woodlands Hospice | Hospice Care for North Liverpool, South Sefton and Kirkby in Knowsely

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Treatment and Management

The treatment options available are tailored to meet the individual patient's needs, dependent on the location and severity of the Lymphoedema.  An individualised treatment plan will be formulated and agreed upon, which will promote self-management and long-term care.

The aim of Lymphoedema treatment is:

  • To improve or maintain your Lymphoedema
  • To prevent infection (cellulitis) and hospital admission
  • To prevent Lymphorrhoea (leaking lymph fluid)
  • To reduce swelling and correct shape distortion of the limb(s)
  • To educate and support patients/­families in self-management of the condition
  • To promote quality of life
  • To improve limb function/­mobility