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ADMITTANCE PLETHYSMOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF UNDULATORY MASSAGE FOR THE EDEMATOUS LIMB

Authors
  • Z Yamakazi
  • Y Fujimori
  • T Wada
  • T Togawa
  • K Yamakoshi

Abstract

A new apparatus, called Hadomer has been developed for the treatment of peripheral lymphedema and venous disorder. It has cuffs with 5 rooms, through which the air pressure moves from periphery to proximal point, just like surging waves. The peripheral stagnant lymph and venous blood are displaced toward the heart by this pneumatic massage.

Hadomer has been applied to more than 400 patients with the edematous limbs, with satisfactory results, such as decrease of swelling, pain and induration. These clinical results have been also confirned by electrical admittance plethysmography which is useful to measure noninvasively the edematous volume and the blood flow.

The admittance of the edematous limbs is high and after massaging with Hadomer it approaches normal range. The blood flow in the diseased limbs is less than the healthy one and it is observed better after pneumatically massaging.

How to Cite:

Yamakazi, Z. & Fujimori, Y. & Wada, T. & Togawa, T. & Yamakoshi, K., (1979) “ADMITTANCE PLETHYSMOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF UNDULATORY MASSAGE FOR THE EDEMATOUS LIMB”, Lymphology 12(1), 40-42.

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Published on
25 Sep 1979
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