Orthopedic Research Edmonton
Limited research is currently available in the orthopedic field with respect to Manual Lymphatic Drainage. However, the research projects underway provide positive indications for the use of MLD for the purpose of treating post-operative conditions.
Systematic Review of Efficacy for Manual Lymphatic Drainage Techniques in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach
The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Volume 17 Number 3, 2009, pp E80 – E89
Giampietro L Vairo, MS, ATC, ACI1; Sayers John Miller, PhD, PT, ATC2; Nicole M McBrier, PhD, ATC3; William E Buckley, PhD, MBA, ATC4
Eisenhart AW, Gaeta TJ, Yens DP. Osteopathic manipulative treatment in the emergency department for patients with acute ankle sprains. J Am Osteopath Association 2003; 103:417–421.
Härén K, Backman C, Wiberg M. Effect of manual lymph drainage as described by Vodder on œdema of the hand after fracture of the distal radius: A prospective clinical study. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surgery Hand Surgery 2000;34:367–372
Weiss JM. Treatment of leg edema and wounds in a patient with severe musculoskeletal injuries. Physical Therapy 1998;78:1104– 1113.
Using MLD for Shoulder Problems
Advance for Occupational Therapists, 1996. Merton Publications, M. Chin
Itzchaki, M, N. Ben-Hur, H. Ashur: Lymphedema of the hand following a fracture of the distal radius. Int. Surg. 63 (1978), 29-30
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Sponsor: Haute Ecole Cantonale Vaudoise de Sante, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, University of Lausanne Hospitals
Study Director: Brigitte M. Jolles, PD MER MSc, et al