EARLY DETECTION WITH L-DEX IS THE KEY TO BETTER MANAGEMENT OF LYMPHOEDEMA

WHAT IS L-DEX?

The Lymphoedema Index (L-Dex) is a measurement system that is used to aid in the assessment of swelling occurring in only one arm or leg.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN L-DEX MEASUREMENT?

Lymphoedema can occur anytime following cancer treatment but the majority of people who develop Lymphoedema will develop it within the first three years following surgery. Early detection is critical to aid in successful treatment before irreversible changes occur in the tissue.

HOW DOES THE L-DEX ASSESSMENT HELP ME?

The L-Dex system is best used as a series of measurements over time. It enables your healthcare professional to

  •         Assess early stages of lymphoedema in patients at risk and therefore start therapy as soon as possible.
  •           Accurately assess the effectiveness of therapy for those who already have lymphoedema.

L-Dex values indicative of lymphoedema should decrease as a result of effective therapy.

L-Dex measurements are a non-invasive and sensitive method to aid in the assessment and early detection of lymphoedema of the arm or leg.

L-Dex measurements taken prior to surgery and at regular intervals subsequent to surgery can help:

  •          Establish a baseline for what is ‘normal’ for you
  •          Assess the early stages of lymphoedema
  •          Show you how treatment or management is progressing
  •        Give you peace of mind