An exploration of the use of ultrasound in the treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers

J. Watson, E.A. Nelson

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Abstract

A nurse-led multicentre randomised controlled trial will compare the clinical effectiveness of weekly ultrasound combined with standard care in the treatment of ‘hard-to-heal’ venous leg ulcers. Recruitment started last autumn.

Leg ulceration is a chronic, relapsing and remitting condition, which has a significant personal impact on older people’s health and quality of life. In developed countries venous leg ulcers represent up to 84% of all leg ulcer cases. The total cost of leg ulcer management in the UK in 1989 was estimated to be between £150 million and £600 million per annum, with more than 60% of this attributed to community-based nursing services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers
  • ultrasound
  • RCT

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