Everything you need to know about venous leg ulcers

Created:   2/14/2011
Contains:  3 items
A collection of succinct and precise summary of assessment and treatment of venous leg ulcers.

Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: Update 2006

Burrows, Cathy; Miller, Rob; Townsend, Debbie; More

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 20(11):611-621, November 2007.

Recommendations based on expert opinion, patient preference and available best evidence for the management of venous leg ulcers. From assessment to system changes to optimize patient management.

Recognizing and Managing Venous Leg Ulcers

Sieggreen, Mary Y.; Kline, Ronald A.

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 17(6):302-311, July/August 2004.

A comprehensive review of venous stasis disease including pathophysiology and treatment. There are a number of differential diagnoses that should be considered. The authors discussed the advantages and disadvantages of elastic and inelastic (rigid) compression systems. The article also includes key points for patient education: it is about compression for life.