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Lower-extremity edema is a common condition that can be caused by many pathophysiologic processes. Control of edema associated with surgery or trauma is important and will help minimize pain and discomfort and prevent wound complications and blisters. Many techniques are used to control edema. The Jones compression dressing is an excellent tool that has been used successfully by the senior author for 18 years. It continues to be a primary treatment technique for the control of edema. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 92(4): 221-231, 2002)