oa Professional Nursing Today - Vascular ulcer management focusing on compression : wound care / stoma care

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



The impact of compression therapy on leg ulcer healing over the past 20 years has been quite significant, and cannot be ignored. The reality in clinical practice is that real improvements in outcome have only been seen in more recent years. As mentioned by Christine Moffatt in 2007 there may be several reasons why this has occurred, but the most important are the technological advances in compression therapy, a greater understanding of the physiological mechanisms of compression and also a concerted effort to introduce compression into clinical practice in many parts of the world.

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