Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(2):68-71. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.68
Godoy & Godoy technique in the treatment of lymphedema for under-privileged populations
1. Professor (Dr.) of Graduation and Post Graduation Stricto-Sensu and Lato-Sensu of Course in Medicine of Medical School in São José do Rio Preto- SP (FAMERP), Brazil
2. Post-doctorate in Medical School in São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Research Capes-Brazil and teacher of post graduation course in lymphovenous rehabilitation-FAMERP, Brazil
The aim of this paper is to report new options in the treatment of lymphedema for under-privileged populations. Several articles and books have been published reporting recent advances and contributions. A new technique of manual lymph drainage, mechanisms of compression, development of active and passive exercising apparatuses and the adaptation of myolymphokinetic activities have been developed for the treatment of lymphedema. This novel approach can be adapted for the treatment of lymphedema in mass.
Keywords: lymphedema, filariasis, treatment
de Godoy JMP, de Godoy MdFG. Godoy & Godoy technique in the treatment of lymphedema for under-privileged populations. Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(2):68-71. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.68. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v07p0068.htm