This article presents the outcomes of a lipoedema workshop, as part of the 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) conference in Toronto. Participants tried to determine why there is so little knowledge or research about lipedema. The article also provides information on lipedema, including epidemiology, and treatment options.
This study tested whether complex decongestive physiotherapy (CDP) could reduce capillary fragility (CF) in patients with lipedema, concluding that in general CDP could reduce CF for lipedema patients, and might lead to less bruising.
This article presents a series of pedigrees to support the proposition that lipedema is a genetic condition, distinct from obesity and associated with pain, tenderness, and bruising. Lipedema appears to almost exclusively affect females, and is presumably estrogen-requiring, as it often manifests at puberty.
This article is a case study of a lipoedema patient whose symptoms worsened after undergoing varicose vein surgery, and discusses the risks of this procedure for lipoedema and lymphedema patients.