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Suffer from elephantiasis. Any physiotherapy treatment?

i had an incident before 30 years that lead to injury to my lymphatic system at left upper part of my thigh, since then my left lower limb is moderately swollen and every while i get an attack of severely swollen left foot, leg and thigh ( Elephantiasis ). doctors said it is beyond repair. is their any form of form of physiotherapy that can help me? my best regard.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

It looks from your details that you are suffering from elephantiasis.You should do following to have relief in this-

-Apply a soft crept bandage or ace bandage from below upwards.

-Keep your limb elevated above your heart level whenever you are doing rest.

-Do ankle pumps whenever you are in rest.This will help to pump extra fluid from limb to circulation.

-In resistant case some surgeons may used to SWISS ROLL OPERATION.You may ask about this to your surgeon.

Hope this all will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 2 Jun 2013
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