Chroniic Oedema

Chronic Oedema

Characteristics of chronic oedema

  1. Swelling of >3 months' duration, which remains on elevation

  2. Positive Stemmer's sign (inability to pinch fold of skin at base of second toe due to thickening)

   3.  Skin and tissue changes that may include :


  4.   Tendency to bacterial and fungal infections


        Problems associated with chronic oedema