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Understanding the relationships between the calf muscle pump, ankle range of motion and healing for adults with venous leg ulcers: a review of the literature

@article{OBrien2012UnderstandingTR,
  title={Understanding the relationships between the calf muscle pump, ankle range of motion and healing for adults with venous leg ulcers: a review of the literature},
  author={Jane A O'Brien and H. Edwards and K. Finlayson and G. Kerr},
  journal={Wound Practice \& Research: Journal of the Australian Wound Management Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={80}
}
Exercise offers the potential to improve circulation, wound healing outcomes, and functional and emotional wellbeing for adults experiencing venous leg ulceration. Individuals with chronic leg ulcers typically have multiple comorbidities such as arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease, cardiac disease or neuromuscular disorders, which would also benefit from regular exercise. The aim of this review is to highlight the relationships between the calf muscle pump and venous… Expand
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