Limited range of motion is a significant factor in venous ulceration.

  title={Limited range of motion is a significant factor in venous ulceration.},
  author={T L Back and Frank Padberg and Chuji Araki and Peter Thompson and Robert W. Hobson},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={22 5},
PURPOSE Calf muscle pump dysfunction is a recognized factor in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). We investigated the hypothesis that limbs with CVI have a reduced ankle range of motion (ROM) that may be responsible for the poor calf pump function associated with venous ulceration. METHODS Ankle ROM and calf pump function were assessed in 32 limbs of 26 adult men. Limbs were selected on the basis of clinical presentation: normal (n = 6 limbs), class 1 or 2 CVI with no history of ulceration… CONTINUE READING


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