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Venous Leg Ulcers: Introduction to Management Techniques

Venous insufficiency results from venous hypertension, which, left untreated, can lead to skin breakdown and the formation of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). VLUs are common and, unfortunately, stubborn chronic wounds that diminish patients' quality of life, contribute to morbidity and mortality, and are costly to treat.

This guide presents practical information on the latest best practices for prevention and treatment of VLUs. It covers the pathophysiology of venous disease leading to VLU formation, tips for accurate assessment, guidelines for compression therapy, and methods to prevent and treat wound infection in these vulnerable patients. When it comes to preventing and treating VLUs, wound care professionals need all they help they can get. Let this guide be your companion as you navigate wound care in patients with VLUs.