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Leg Ulcer Management Supplement

Practitioners must respond appropriately to venous leg ulcers to promote healing and prevent complications.

Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are the most frequently occurring type of chronic wound, accounting for approximately 80-90 per cent of all lower extremity ulcers. VLUs are a big problem for both patients and health service resources. In the United Kingdom, venous leg ulceration alone has been estimated to cost the NHS £400m a year.

In the US, VLUs cause the loss of approximately two million work days per year. A thorough understanding of effective and best practice venous leg ulcer management is therefore imperative for all professionals working in wound care practice.

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Do not miss out on this exclusive Leg Ulcer Management Supplement brought to you by Journal of Wound Care, the definitive wound-care journal and the leading source of tissue viability research and clinical information. The journal is essential reading for all wound-care specialists - nurses, doctors and researchers - who are keen to keep up-to-date with all developments in wound management and tissue viability, but also appeals to generalists wishing to enhance their practice.

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