Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs.
  • Blood clots produce obstruction to the flow of blood and also cause localized inflammation. Most patients experience severe pain and swelling of the affected extremity associated with blood clots. Some patients are appropriate candidates for procedures aimed at the removal of blood clots from the body.
  • Early diagnosis of blood clots is critical so that timely intervention can be performed and appropriate blood thinners can be started immediately.
  • Once blood clots form, there is a limited time window to intervene on them. Typically, this window is limited to 3 weeks from the time of formation of blood clots. Hence, earlier detection of blood clots is important.
  • Lastly, we no longer utilize strong “clot-busting” medications (for example, alteplase) in procedures aimed at treating blood clots.

Lymphedema & Edema Therapy

Lymphedema is excessive swelling of a body part caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. It usually occurs in the arms or legs, but can sometimes affect the face, neck or abdomen as a result of trauma, cancer treatments, venous insufficiency or unknown factors. Our certified lymphedema therapist provides Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to treat the affected areas. This treatment approach has been proven successful in removing excessive lymph fluid from the body. CDT consists of manual lymph drainage which gently moves fluid toward functioning lymph nodes, Compression bandages to reduce edema., Skin care to prevent infections and/or wounds, Exercise to increase rate of fluid movement and patient education for self-management of edema.

Left untreated, chronic edema can cause tissues to harden over time, making treatment more difficult. It is important to start treatment early to avoid skin changes and prevent infections

The Rane Center’s Edema Clinic is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive training in the treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema. Our staff offers individualized treatment programs based on physicians prescription and therapist evaluation with the ultimate goal of improved quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic venous problems or post blood clot
  • Congenital (primary) lymphedema
  • Secondary Lymphedema
  • Localized edema not related to CHF
  • Post mastectomy Rehab
  • Pain related to edema or loss of motion
  • Decreased ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Orthopedic swelling
  • Pain
  • Scar adhesions/soft tissue restrictions in the treated areas

Programs & Services

  • Education about lymphedema prevention and management
  • Exercises to help the lymph system drain fluid
  • Manual lymphatic drainage and bandaging
  • Range of motion, posture and strengthening exercises
  • Recommendations for medical compression garments to prevent fluid reaccumulation
  • Soft tissue mobilization/scar management