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Why are heel ulcers so common? How to treat heel ulcers?
Salcido, Richard; Lee, Augustine; Ahn, Chulhyun
Salcido, Richard; Lee, Augustine; Ahn, Chulhyun Less
Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 24(8):374-380, August 2011.
Why are heel ulcers so common? This article discusses the pathophysiology of heel ulcers explaining the damaging effect of shear and pressure.
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Langemo, Diane; Thompson, Patricia; Hunter, Susan; More
Langemo, Diane; Thompson, Patricia; Hunter, Susan; Hanson, Darlene; Anderson, Julie Less
Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 21(6):282-292, June 2008.
An excellent review of literature pertains to assessment, prevention, and treatment of heel ulcers. Learn about the heel pressure ulcer assessment tool.
Huber, Jacqueline; Reddy, Raj; Pitham, Tom; More
Huber, Jacqueline; Reddy, Raj; Pitham, Tom; Huber, David Less
Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 21(1):37-41, January 2008.
Scientific evidence to prove that tissue perfusion of the heel can be improved by lifting the heel area and removing pressure.
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