December 19, 2011
Jadranko “Yadi” Franjic describes lymphedema symptoms and what is done during therapy to help control the swelling in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is most common among patients who experience trauma to their lymphatic system. Examples include cancer patients undergoing lymphatic node dissection or radiation therapy and those who suffer a traumatic injury. Swelling of the arms, legs, torso or face can occur, however it is not typical for every patient who experiences this trauma to suffer from lymphedema. If you would like to make an appointment with a lymphedema specialist, please call 615-343-7400. Learn more about the Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic.