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Understanding the cause of most venous leg ulcers

Most patients with venous leg ulcers in the UK only get dressings and bandages. Despite the National Guidelines from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), most patients do not get sent to a specialist vascular service for a full venous¬†duplex scan. Because they don’t have a scan,

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