Venous Leg Ulcers: Choosing an appropriate dressing

March 2011
Wound Practice & Research;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
The article focuses on selecting the appropriate dressing to enable the healing of venous leg ulcers based on best available evidence. Some of the modern dressings that resulted in complete healing of venous ulcers over the trial periods include zinc oxide paste bandage, a hydrocolloid dressing and human skin equivalent. It outlines some of the factors to consider when choosing the dressing, including types of dressings classified according to their function in promoting wound healing. It relates some of the adverse effects of certain dressings.


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