OMT Minute  |   December 2018
An Osteopathic Approach to Stasis Dermatitis and Chronic Venous Insufficiency
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  • From the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA in Vallejo. 
  • Financial Disclosures: None reported. 
  • Support: This video was produced by the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA. 
  •  *Address correspondence to Zachary Anderson, 1310 Club Dr, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592-1187. Email: zachary.anderson@tu.edu
     
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Cardiovascular Disorders
OMT Minute   |   December 2018
An Osteopathic Approach to Stasis Dermatitis and Chronic Venous Insufficiency
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2018, Vol. 118, e204-e205. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.177
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2018, Vol. 118, e204-e205. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.177
Stasis dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that develops secondary to chronic venous insufficiency and edema.1 Early symptoms include local erythema and scaling, whereas later symptoms may include skin discoloration, worsening edema, and skin ulceration.1,2 Risk factors for chronic venous insufficiency include age, family history of venous disease, female sex, occupations with a large amount of time spent standing, pregnancy, obesity, and history of deep venous thrombosis.1 Chronic diseases such as heart failure or hypertension may worsen chronic venous insufficiency.1 
Management of chronic venous insufficiency involves reduction of edema through leg elevation, exercise, weight reduction, compression stockings, medications, or vein surgery.2 Adjuvant treatment with osteopathic manipulative treatment may help remove somatic dysfunction that may be impeding lymphatic and venous flow. Additionally, a growing body of literature has demonstrated increased lymphatic flow and improved immune function after various lymphatic techniques.3 

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