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Board Review Vascular

Lymphedema - Etiology and Stages

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS

Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT-LANA, CLWT brings to light the various pathophysiologic causes of lymphedema. She also provides an overview of the magnitude and prevalence of lymphedema on a global scale. Dr Hettrick concludes by defining the differentiating factors within each stage of lymphedema, while also providing clinically diagnostic criteria for associated disease processes.

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Goals and Objectives
  1. Differentiating between the various pathophysiologic causes of lymphedema
  2. Understanding the concepts behind staging of lymphedema
  3. Defining the various congenital and non-congenital causes of edema
  4. Appreciating the prevalence of lymphedema due to various etiologies world wide
  5. Accurately defining and identifying the stages of lymphedema
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  • Author
  • Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS

    Associate Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Nova Southeastern University
    Ft Lauderdale, FL

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