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Mixed Aeotiology Leg Ulcer

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In many cases, continued ulceration of the lower extremities can be a result of a combination of underlying conditions. Many patients who experience impaired venous return for example, can also have the added complication of inadequate arterial flow.

Such cases highlight the necessity of understanding the underlying factors prior to treatment, and the importance of a full assessment, including Doppler ultrasound and /or Duplex scanning, which measure arterial status. High level compression treatment is contraindicated for patients with significant concurrent arterial disease¹.

For more information see:

1. Johnson S (2002) Compression hosiery in the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcer. J of Tissue Viability, 12 (2):67-74

Information provided with support from the Wound Healing Research Unit, Cardiff.

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