Article: article from journal or magazin.
Prise en charge de l'ulcère de jambe d'origine veineuse [Management of venous leg ulcers].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Leg ulcers are a major health and economic problem especially in elderly. More than 70% are associated with venous disease. Compressive therapy is the most effective treatment but bandages are often poorly tolerated and well trained nurses are required to apply them effectively. In recent years, the VAC system (vacuum assisted closure) has profoundly changed the wound healing approach. The objective is now to regenerate the tissues and not to replace them with skin grafts which give uncertain results. The other important challenge is to prevent recurrences. New pharmacologic treatments acting on microcirculation and hemostasis would probably appear in the near future opening new therapeutic perspectives.
Humans, Varicose Ulcer/diagnosis, Varicose Ulcer/therapy
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