Clinical question: What is the best treatment for venous ulcers? Results: Compression aids ulcer healing. Pentoxifylline can aid ulcer healing. Artificial skin grafts are more effective than other skin grafts in helping ulcer healing. Correction of underlying venous incompetence reduces ulcer recurrence. Implementation: Potential pitfalls to avoid are: • Failure to exclude underlying arterial disease before application of compression. • Unusual-looking ulcers or those slow to heal should be biopsied to exclude malignant transformation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Ulcer healing
- Venous ulceration