[Treatment of patients with venous leg ulcers: what if compression therapy alone is no longer beneficial?]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 157, 12, (2013), pp. A5647
Article / Letter to editor
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectN4i 4: Auto-immunity, transplantation and immunotherapy
- Non-healing venous leg ulcers are a cumbersome problem for the patient and the physician.- Adequate compression therapy that reduces venous pressure is the cornerstone of treatment.- For each patient treatment of superficial venous insufficiency should be considered.- Adjuvant surgical, physical or biologic interventions can stimulate healing in case of refractory ulcers.- Treatment of a venous ulcer needs a tailored approach.
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