Heel Ulcers

Updated:   12/1/2017
Contains:  4 items
Why are heel ulcers so common? Read this collection to learn more about this condition and its treatment.

Heel Pressure Ulcers: Purple Heel and Deep Tissue Injury

Salcido, Richard; Lee, Augustine; Ahn, Chulhyun

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.

Heel Pressure Ulcers: Stand Guard

Langemo, Diane; Thompson, Patricia; Hunter, Susan; More

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.

Increasing Heel Skin Perfusion by Elevation

Huber, Jacqueline; Reddy, Raj; Pitham, Tom; More

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.