Lower Extremity Ulcers

Ulceration of the lower limb affects 1% of the adult population and 3.6% of people older than 65 years. Leg ulcers are debilitating and painful and greatly reduce patients’ quality of life. Ulcer healing has been shown to restore quality of life.

Use the resources below to learn more about lower extremity wounds.

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  1. Differences between venous and arterial  (download PDF)

Arterial ulcers

  1. The multiprofessional treatment of a patient with arterial leg ulceration
  2. Establishing a diagnosis before treatment – terminal iliac arterial disease
  3. Toe pressure assessment can help prevent arterial disease complications

Venous ulcers

  1. What is a venous leg ulcer?
  2. Assessment of a venous leg ulcer (download PDF)
  3. Dermatological changes associated with venous leg ulcers (download PDF)
  4. Understanding chronic venous hypertension (download PDF)
  5. The autolytic debridement of venous leg ulcers (download PDF)
  6. Compression therapy for venous leg ulcers
  7. Top tips for managing venous leg ulcers

Videos and e-media

  1. Pulse oximetry demo

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