Prolonged healing of venous leg ulcers: the role of venous reflux, ulcer characteristics and mobility.

@article{Hjerppe2010ProlongedHO,
  title={Prolonged healing of venous leg ulcers: the role of venous reflux, ulcer characteristics and mobility.},
  author={Anna Hjerppe and Jukka P. P. Saarinen and Maarit Venermo and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and Annikki Vaalasti},
  journal={Journal of wound care},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={
          474, 476, 478 passim
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a difference in venous reflux pattern, ulcer size or duration, regular medications or the daily use of walking aids can predict the healing of a chronic venous leg ulcer (VLU). METHOD In this prospective, randomised, single-centre study, 110 consecutive patients with chronic leg ulcers were assessed. Ninety-nine patients met the inclusion criteria and a controlled, conservative 3-month treatment period was initiated, in which 90 patients were managed with… CONTINUE READING

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