ROLE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY IN PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF LYMPHEDEMA IN POST-OPERATIVE BREAST CANCER PATIENTSAbstract
After surgery for breast cancer, the most common postoperative complication is secondary lymphedema which may sometimes be more challenging to manage than the disease itself. This systematic literature review aims to highlight the role of physiotherapy in management of secondary lymphedema in post-operative patients of breast cancer and its current status. The literature review has been conducted using available textbooks and online database of PubMed, Medline, SciELO, LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature) and EMBASE. Online search has been made through English literature mainly, from 1990 to 2015 and focused on research or review articles. Review found physiotherapy; with appropriate combination of techniques, started early; has been very effective in prevention and management of lymphedema in post-operative breast cancer patients.
Savarna, Davinder Kumar, Kumar Pritam, Preeti Manocha, Dimple Choudhary
Dr Savarna Department of Orthopedics, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences,Rohtak (INDIA)124001
04 March, 2016
13 June, 2016
18 June, 2016