Management of Leg Ulcers

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Jürg Hafner
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 1999 - Medical - 294 pages
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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Contents

Editors Portraits
1
Wound Healing
8
Bacteriology of Leg Ulcers
20
Synthetic Dressings
26
Therapy with Growth Factors
49
Cultured Keratinocyte Grafts
57
Postthrombotic Syndrome
70
Venous Mapping with Doppler and Duplex Sonography
89
ControversiesonEmergingandObsoleteTherapiesinVenousLegUlcers
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
Management of Leg Ulcers in Rheumatoid Arthritis and
271

Phlebography
102
Microangiopathy in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
124
Physical Therapy of the Ankle Joint in Patients with Chronic Venous
141
Management of Vasculitic Leg Ulcers and Pyoderma gangrenosum
277
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