Tag Archives: Leg Ulcer Charity

Preparing for leg ulcer conference

Preparations are well underway for the leg ulcer conference. The Leg Ulcer Charity is running a conference over three days at the College of Phlebology’s 1st International Veins Conference. This is going to be held in London on 15-17 March 2017. Today Susan Ostler, lead nurse at the Whiteley Clinic,

Curing Venous Leg Ulcers – Message still not getting through

Venous leg ulcers can be cured by local anaesthetic surgery. Not all of them – but a large proportion of them. Probably the majority of them. Of those that are left, some venous leg ulcers can be cured with venous stenting. A 12 year study published from a specialist venous unit has shown

Leg Ulcer Charity quoted in Mail on Sunday

The Leg Ulcer Charity was quoted in the Mail on Sunday today. (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3783129/An-excruciating-leg-ulcer-Pile-pressure-remove-pain-say-experts.html). The subject was an Italian research paper, reporting on treatments for venous leg ulcers. The ramifications of this work are quite profound and will change the lives of many patients with venous leg ulcers. Reporter Sara

Swollen Ankles and Venous Leg Ulcers

Patients with venous leg ulcers (VLU) often have swollen ankles. They also tend to have a restriction of movement of their ankles. This is very important for patients with leg ulcers. To recover from a venous leg ulcer, the calf pump needs to work and this means the ankle needs

Venous Times to feature Leg Ulcer Charity section

The Venous Times is about to be relaunched. Like the name suggests, the Venous Times is a newspaper specialising in vein and venous disease. Most leg ulcers are caused by venous conditions. Hence the Venous Times is going to feature a whole section on Venous Leg Ulcers. This section is going to