Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
On-line version ISSN 1561-3038
DIAZ HERNANDEZ, Orestes L. et al. The rehabilitation present in primary care of patient presenting with postmastectomy lymphedema. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.4, pp. 117-126. ISSN 1561-3038.
A literature review was made about rehabilitation techniques in general and of vascular diseases in special, Rehabilitation in patients presenting with edema of a high limb after mastectomy from breast cancer, helps in improvement of its quality of life. Here are the physiopathologic bases for rehabilitation, exercises program, and the use of a compressive glove for high limbs. Our interest is to give advice to primary care physicians to increase knowledges and seek solutions for handicapped patients with vascular conditions. We propose activities and orientations for Family Physician and the rehabilitation methodology for patients with postmastectomy lymphedema.
Keywords : Peripheral vascular diseases; rehabilitation; health primary care; postmastectomy lymphedema.