Evidence-based management of common chronic lower extremity ulcers

Nicholas A. Richmond, Andrea D. Maderal, Alejandra C. Vivas

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Abstract

Chronic lower extremity ulcers are a significant burden on patients and health care systems worldwide. Although relatively common, these wounds can be difficult to treat and present a challenge to physicians. Treatment has often been based on anecdotal accounts; however, there is a growing emphasis on using evidence-based conclusions to guide clinical decisions. In this review article, the standard of care and adjuvant therapies of venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers are presented from an evidence-based perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalDermatologic Therapy
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • diabetic foot ulcer
  • lower extremity wounds
  • venous leg ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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