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Venous ulcers 


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Main principles

What is the absolute minimum you need to know about venous ulcers? Click on the image to find out. Image copyright: Dr Johan Blignaut; Venous Vein centre South Africa.

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Clinical examination

Did you know that you should take an ankle-brachial index of all patients with venous ulcers?Do you want to learn more about what you have to check for when you examine a patient with a venous ulcer for the first time? Click on the image to read more.

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Treating venous ulcers

Compression is the most important part of treating venous ulcers! It is so important that we have dedicated a whole chapter to compression which you find down below. In this chapter we look at other treatment modalities besides compression. 

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Compression treatment

When it comes to compression treatment you and your patient can choose from a range of products - medical grad compression stockings, compression  bandages, velcro type compression and intermittent pneumatic compression. In this chapter we give you an overview over these products.

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Surgical treatment of venous insufficiency

In some cases compression treatment alone is not enough to heal a venous ulcer, or to prevent it from recurring.  In these situations vein surgery may be indicated. 

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