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Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy

  • Stanley G. Rockson


The use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices in the therapeutic approach to lymphedema is perhaps the most controversial element of what is traditionally termed complex decongestive physiotherapy. In the United States, historically, pneumatic compression has been the mainstay of lymphatic therapy for decades.


Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Compression Bandage Manual Lymphatic Drainage Pneumatic Compression Device Intermittent Compression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley G. Rockson
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research CenterStanfordUSA

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