Quick Guide: Safe To Compress

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Quick Guide: Safe To Compress

Supported by medi UK
19 May 2020

Any patient with a lower limb wound must undergo holistic assessment, so that treatment can be started as early as possible.1 This particularly applies to leg ulcers, which can be defined as ‘a break on the skin, which fails to heal within 2 weeks’. 

Assessment can establish the aetiology of the ulcer to help plan appropriate treatment. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are the most common type of leg ulcer, accounting for more than 90% of all cases, and can develop after a minor injury. 

All too often, venous leg ulcers are treated with suboptimal compression levels. This Quick Guide offers a 3-step management approach to VLUs, giving you the confidence to safely compress. Good compression is the effective treatment required to achieve healing.

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