Results obtained in an independent study by Dr. Radford at Washington University in St. Louis.
Summary of results. 31 patients with chronic lymphedema following breast cancer surgery were treated with the ReidSleeve. They were advised to wear it for 8 hours at night and did not use any other treatment modality. Treatment follow-up ranged from 1 to 18 weeks, with an mean of 6.2 weeks.
27 of 31 (87%) experienced improvement of their lymphedema both above and below the elbow.
Measurements were taken 10 cm above and 10 cm below the elbow. The average decrease in circumference at 10 cm above the elbow was 3 cm (range 1.0 to 7.5). The average decrease at 10 cm below the elbow was 3 cm (range 0.5 to 9.5).
Of the 4 patients who did not improve, 2 were non-compliant with the recommendations and 2 had progressive metastatic disease.
Abstract: 19th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 1996
The ReidSleeve: A New Method for the Management of Lymphedema. Radford MD, et.al.