Severe Edema –
Dilution – approx. 16 oz. per gallon solution (Using a 33 index) Use Dilution Calculator for all other indexes
Repeat as necessary. Use professional judgment, but approximately 1 gal for every 50 lb. of body weight should be considered.
*Some manufacturers suggest against the use of Epsom Salt, but I’ve never had an issue with all the most popular machines on the market.
Authorization to perform embalming procedures above and beyond “NORMAL EMBLMAING” is strongly recommended and may be required in some situations.
Select Common Illiac Artery or Femoral Artery for injection.
Make incision behind artery to sever the vein for maximum drainage. (Periodically use clamps to retard drainage from vein, encouraging diffusion of arterial fluid deeper into tissue).
Consider channeling up the leg, from the Achilles’ tendon area with a trocar.
Elevate table so that hips are higher than feet allowing gravity to assist with the removal of edema.
Hypodermic injection of the leg, feet and buttocks will be required.
Leave incision open as long as possible before dressing.