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A new response to heel protection is reducing costs and improving lives

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A new response to heel protection is reducing costs and improving lives

Louise Stuart, Michelle Proudman, Philip Wiles
1 November 2008

The development of heel ulceration remains an unwelcome problem for bed-bound patients both in hospital and the community. Heel ulcerations are notoriously difficult to heal, and management and treatment can be costly. From the patient’s perspective this has an undeniable impact on their quality of life in terms of pain — which can be constant — delayed mobilisation, increased length of stay in hospital and, at its worst, amputation.

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