The lymphedema index (L-Dex) is a measurement system used to aid in the clinical assessment of unilateral lymphedema of the arm and leg (swelling occurring in only one limb) in women and of the leg in men. ImpediMed L-Dex devices are the first FDA-cleared medical devices using bioimpedance spectroscopy for this application. They have been developed to aid your doctor to clinically assess for lymphedema by measuring...Tell me more
Unfortunately, most lymphedema is not detected until the limb has become visibly swollen. By this time, in some cases, the condition is irreversible. Once diagnosed, lymphedema is monitored during therapy by either a tape measure or other devices which estimate the total volume of the limb.
It is estimated that between 3 and 5 million patients in the United States suffer from lymphedema, with a significant proportion developing the disease as a consequence of cancer or its treatment.
ImpediMed’s SFB7,U400,VET BIS,DF50 impedance measuring device is covered by the following granted patents or pending patent applications
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