The pathophysiology of different types of leg ulcers.

  • Sharon Watson
  • Published 2001 in British journal of community nursing


Leg ulcers are wounds on the leg of 6 weeks or more duration, and may range in size from very small to very large. They are caused primarily by deterioration in the peripheral circulation of the affected individual, although this may arise from a number of conditions. This article discusses the major conditions leading to the formation of a leg ulcer, in… (More)