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Partnership Approach to Leg Ulcers

A Partnership Approach: Helping Patients with Leg Ulcers and Varicose Veins – Wounds UK 2018; Vol 14: No 3: p86-87. This article appeared in Wounds UK, reporting the collaborative work between the Lindsay Leg Clubs and the Leg Ulcer Charity. Ellie Lindsay OBE (founder of the Lindsay Leg Clubs) was

Leg ulcers heal quicker with surgery than compression

Venous leg ulcers affect approximately half a million people in the UK At any one time about 1/4 of these will be open. New research just about to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that treating patients with venous leg ulcers with endovenous “keyhole” surgery

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┬áduplex 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