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Compression and Wound Patient Adherence

April 18, 2024
In this interview, Naz Wahab, MD, FAAFP, FAPWCA addresses engaging patients to partner in their compression therapy. ...

Compression Therapy: Indications, Types, and Application

February 11, 2021
Compression therapy is a well-established treatment modality for a number of conditions, including venous disorders, thrombosis, lymphedema, and lipedema. It is also very effective in treating various...

Lymphedema Treatment Act: Where Are We At?

May 22, 2023
By Janet Wolfson, PT, CLWT, CWS, CLT-LANA I have blogged in the past about the Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA), and I'm happy to report that the LTA is now a federal law, which was passed on Decembe...

Review: Early Endovenous Ablation in Venous Ulceration

April 22, 2019
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Journal Review Club Editor's note: This post is part of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) journal review club blog series. In e...

STRIDE: Do You Know the Essentials of Compression Therapy Device Selection?

November 30, 2022
STRIDE, which stands for shape, texture, refill, issues, dosage, and etiology, provides a comprehensive guide for selecting compression garments and wraps. It is a resource for new clinicians and an e...

The Challenge of Lower Extremity Wounds – Venous Stasis Ulcers, Part 1

April 20, 2017
By Martin D. Vera, LVN, CWS Wound clinicians across the nation (and the world) are commonly faced with the difficult task of managing lower extremity wounds. Lower extremity wounds come in many dif...

The Rap on Wrapping: 10 Tips for Effectively Bandaging a Wound

October 12, 2017
By Margaret Heale RN, MSc, CWOCN Wrapping wounds is an art, and hence, it comes easily to some and more difficult to others. This post won't make you a wound dressing artist, but it does provide so...

To Compress or Not to Compress: Practical Tips for Treating Lower Extremity Ulcers

January 20, 2023
Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON-AP, FACCWS Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS We all know that compression therapy is the “gold standard” for the treatment of venous leg ulcers. However, how do we know i...

Venous Leg Ulcers and Comorbidities

April 22, 2024
Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are often the result of chronic venous insufficiency and venous hypertension, which cause retrograde venous flow or venous obstruction and require long-term monitoring and man...

Wounds Secondary to Sleep Position Part 2: Using Mattresses and Other Modalities to Prevent Pressure Injuries

June 14, 2022
For the patient, the prevention of sores and injuries is better than treating them. Pressure-relieving mattresses may be essential for preventing pressure injuries (bed sores). These mattresses aid in...
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