Informing decision making prior to the application of compression therapy
Published by The British Lymphology Society 2018
The British Lymphology Society have produced an excellent position paper on Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) – Informing decision making prior to the application of compression therapy.
This is a must read for all lymphoedema practitioners. One of the important findings is:
Routine ABPI measurements for patients who present with lymphoedema are not required in the absence of significant cardiovascular risk factors and clinical signs or symptoms of PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease), provided the vascular status has been thoroughly assessed.