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Venous leg ulcers

Venous and lymphovenous lower limb wound outcomes in specialist UK wound and lymphoedema clinics

‘Damage to or alteration of the free flow of lymph through local or regional lymphatic vessels in the area of a chronic wound contributes to pathological changes to the lymphatic system and...

Use of a prescribed exercise intervention as an adjunct to improve venous leg ulcer healing

This literature review explored the use of a PEI as an adjunct to improve VLU healing in housebound patients using compression therapy. The aim was to determine if an unsupervised PEI is beneficial to...

Assessing and managing patients with leg ulceration and oedema

Arterial ulcers develop as a consequence of reduced arterial blood flow to the leg, the main cause of which is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD affects up to 20% of the population aged 60 years...

Compression therapy for chronic oedema and venous leg ulcers: AndoFlex TLC Calamine

Treatment of VLU and chronic oedema should be preceded by a thorough assessment leading to an accurate diagnosis of the underlying pathophysiology and identification of any contraindications to...

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