Tearing down the silos of lymphedema care in the wound clinic
from Today's Wound Clinic
As healthcare providers, it is of utmost importance to recognize the interplay between the lymphatic system and the human body's other systems, specifically the integumentary system. The lymphatic system is intimately involved with the venous and arterial systems. The veins and lymphatics have a similar embryological origin and anatomy. When pathological changes occur in the venous system, there are microangiopathic changes of both the vascular and lymphatic networks. Additionally, the health of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems is often represented and manifested in the skin, as evidenced by characteristic skin changes commonly associated with arterial, venous, and lymphatic pathologies.
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