Clinicals / Case Studies
Australia: Case Study No. 1

NewCastle Lymphoedema Clinic
Kristin Osborn
81 year-old Female Patient presented on 9/11/12 with severe swelling of both lower extremities. There was a history of fibula break on the right lower leg. Patient presented with Cellulitis in the Left leg. Her pain threshold was an 8 on a scale from 0-10 and she could not walk upstairs, a walker was utilized for ambulation.

Patient was instructed to return after the infection was cleared. She returned on 10/3/12 and was fit with her garment (OptiFlow® RM). The patient was instructed to wear the OptiFlow® RM for a minimum of 4 hours per day, alternating between limbs.

Measurements at start of treatment with OptiFlow® RM:
Right Ankle 23cm
Right Calf 40cm
Left Ankle 20cm
Left Calf 35cm

Patient returned on 10/17/12 for a follow-up and the results are as follows: Patient reports pain free (0 on a scale from 1-10) and was able to walk and go upstairs unaided. Her leg ulcer was completely healed.

Right Ankle 17cm
Right Calf 30cm
Left Ankle 18cm
Left Calf 29cm
Before and After Photos

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