Long-Term Effectiveness of Combined Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Plus Low-Level Laser Therapy in Patients with Postmastectomy Lymphedema: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Kozanoglu E., Gokcen N., Basaran S. , Paydas S.

Lymphatic research and biology, vol.20, no.2, pp.175-184, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lrb.2020.0132
  • Title of Journal : Lymphatic research and biology
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-184
  • Keywords: breast cancer, low-level laser therapy, lymphedema, physical therapy, pneumatic compression, postmastectomy


Background: Upper limb lymphedema may be revealed after breast cancer and its treatment. Among different treatment approaches, intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) are reported as effective modalities in the treatment of postmastectomy upper limb lymphedema (PML). The aim of the current study is to investigate the long-term effectiveness of combined IPC plus LLLT versus IPC therapy alone in patients with PML.