Management of Leg Ulcers

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Jürg Hafner
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 1 ene 1999 - 294 páginas
Chronic leg ulcers affect approximalety 1% of the adult population in industrial countries. They cause major disability and their enormous socioeconomic impact is still underestimated. This volume provides comprehensive information on the assessment and treatment of leg ulcers. Different aspects of venous leg ulcers like epidemiology, examination with Doppler and duplex sonography, venography, functional assessments as well as the most common modern classifications are recapitulated. Also, conservative treatment methods such as compression therapy, mobilization of the ankle joint and lymph drainage or different surgical techniques for recalcitrant venous ulcers are discussed. The chapters dealing with diabetic foot ulcers give a general outlook including patient instruction, orthopedic footwear and podiatric care along with management of the diabetic foot infection, and the indications for orthopedic and vascular interventions. General practitioners, internists, surgeons, dermatologists, as well as nurses, podiatrists, and physiotherapists will find this publication an indispensable summary on the state of the art in the management of chronic leg ulcers.
 

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Editors Portraits
1
Wound Healing
8
Bacteriology of Leg Ulcers
20
Synthetic Dressings
26
Therapy with Growth Factors
49
Cultured Keratinocyte Grafts
57
Epidemiology of Leg Ulcers
65
Classification of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
81
Physical Therapy of the Ankle Joint in Patients with Chronic Venous
141
Controversies on Emerging and Obsolete Therapies in Venous Leg Ulcers
161
Surgical Management of Varicose Veins in Advanced Chronic Venous
174
Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery
190
Arterial Leg Ulcers
203
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty in the Management
220
Diabetic Ulcers
235
Diabetic Foot Infection
252

Duplex Ultrasound for the Assessment of Venous Reflux
96
Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography
109
Microangiopathy in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
124
Management of Leg Ulcers in Rheumatoid Arthritis and
271
Management of Vasculitic Leg Ulcers and Pyoderma gangrenosum
277
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