In this webinar, Drs. Mark Melin and Heather Hettrick explore the premise that lymphedema in wound clinics is under-recognized, undertreated, and underLOVEd. They also discuss studies indicating that chronic venous insufficiency, not cancer-related therapy, may be the dominant cause of lower extremity secondary lymphedema in the United States.
Histamine and Red Leg Dilemma vs. Cellulitis are also reviewed, with graphic examples offered to illustrate these conditions.
About our Speakers
M. Mark Melin, MD, FACS, RPVI, FACCWS, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, completed his General Surgery residency and Vascular Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and is currently the West Campus Medical Director of the Wound Healing Institute at M Health Fairview (University of Minnesota). His interests and educational niches include management of lymphedema in the wounded patient, the endothelial glcocalyx, adjunctive micronutrient application to wound care, and other emerging wound technologies.
Heather Hettrick PT, PhD, CWS, AWCC, CLT-LANA, CLWT, CORE, is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Dr. Hettrick has been a licensed physical therapist since 1995. She received her PhD in physical therapy in 2003 and has dedicated her entire professional career to integumentary function and dysfunction, becoming a key opinion leader on integumentary function, repair, and regeneration, as well as wound, lymphedema, and burn management. Dr. Hettrick’s diverse clinical background is complemented by experience in research, professional writing and publication, speaking on the national and international circuit, volunteering on professional board organizations, consulting, lobbying for legislative change on Capitol Hill, organizing humanitarian work in Haiti, and creating entrepreneurial endeavors and medical devices for wound management.
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