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What is edema?
Excess fluid accumulation in the interstitial tissue. Can be either high volume (systemic or local) or low volume (lymphatic compromise).
If the edema has a gaiter distribution, is non-pitting, brawny, has hemosiderin staining, fibrosis of subcutaneous tissue, and atrophic skin what type is it?
Venous edema.
Name the different types of edema.
Chronic Venous Insuffiency
Venous Edema
Cardiac Edema
Traumatic Edema
What are some common causes of edema?
Some form of trauma (surgery, crush injuries, etc.), inflammation, infection, and malignancy.
What are red flags associated with edema assessment?
Rapid onset of swelling (could mean an infection, DVT, or malignancy), pain associated with swelling, and c/o dyspnea or SOB.
What are some treatments available for edema?
Elevation, activation of muscles, e-stim, compression stockings, manual lymphatic drainage, and compression bandaging.