Compression therapy to prevent recurrent cellulitis of the leg

Cellulitis is a common and painful bacterial skin infection, contributing to about 130,000 emergency department visits per year, with about 70,000 of those requiring admission to hospital.

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a research study initiated by Elizabeth Webb, APAM, and fellow researchers Teresa Neeman, Francis Bowden, Jamie Gaida, Virginia Mumford and Bernie Bissett; to test whether compression therapy could prevent recurrent cellulitis of the leg.

The results of this research study hopes to change the way patients with leg infections and swelling are managed on a global level.

To read the published reseach study click here.

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) has highlighted key messages from the research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and produced this infographic. Click on the image below to download a printable A3 file.