Venous Stasis Ulcers

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Venous Stasis Ulcers

Occurs in chronic venous hypertension – usually at in ankle/malleolar region; account for up to 90% of chronic leg ulcers; incidence increases with age

Clinical features:
Irregular outline with well demarcated edges; often painful; brownish colour due to haemosiderin deposits in tissues; usually large and shallow; usually painless; oedema is often present.

Management:
Compression bandages
Debridement of wound
Occlusive dressings

 
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