Venous ulcer RE

Paul Bevis, Jonothan Earnshaw*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalClinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Ulcer healing
  • Venous ulceration


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