publication . Article . 2012

Hot topics in venous ulcer treatment: an international survey

Stefano Ricci; Francesco Serino; Leo Moro; Fausto Passariello;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Jun 2012 Journal: Veins and Lymphatics (issn: 2279-7483, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
Compression is the most effective treatment to promote skin ulcer healing, although there are as many different methods of performing a leg compression as the number of phlebologists, each one having personal tricks, solutions, habits. Conversely, though dressings may be done in different ways, none is considered the standard solution. We asked few (18) questions to physicians involved in this field, in Italy and abroad, looking for some common feature. The analysis of 100 replies indicated the average treatment: compression made by multilayer bandage when edema is present, knee long stocking when edema is removed, mostly based on patient’s agreement. Esch...
Subjects
free text keywords: compression, venous ulcers, wound healing, treatments survey., Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, RC666-701, General surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Wound care, Compression pressure, Surgery, business.industry, business, Bandage, International survey, Reimbursement, Skin ulcer, medicine.symptom
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