Venous leg ulcers

Prevention – Compression

By : Mölnlycke Health Care, December 27 2011Posted in: Venous leg ulcers

Compression stockings

Venous leg ulceration is almost always preceded by the skin changes of lipodermatosclerosis. Your GP will help you recognise this problem and advise on referral to a vascular specialist for further tests and treatment.

In people who have troublesome varicose veins causing skin damage as well as problems following a deep vein thrombosis, the best method of treatment is to start with graduated elastic medical compression stockings.

Graduated elastic medical compression stockings should also be worn if you have had a previous leg ulcer, to prevent another one forming.

Mölnlycke Health Care has a range of dressings for compression such as Setopress, Elset and Elset S.

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