A hydrostatic pressure stocking for the treatment of ulcers due to chronic venous insufficiency.

Abstract

Chronic venous insufficiency may be complicated by ulceration of the skin of the involved extremity. The ulcers appear to be caused by the prolonged elevation of venous pressure in the leg and the resultant edema. A device is described that counterbalances exactly the elevated pressure in the veins of the leg, regardless of the position of the patient. This… (More)

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