Classification For Edema

Edema is not detectable clinically until interstitial volume reaches 30% above normal.

1+ Edema that is barely detectable.

2+ A slight indentation is visible when the skin is depressed. A slight indentation remains following skin depression.

3+ A deeper fingerprint returns to normal in 5 to 30 seconds.

4+ The extremity may be 1.5 to 2 times normal size.

CLASSIC SCALE KNOWN TO MOST PHYSICIANS