Risk factors for pressure ulcers

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Created On: 01/15/2005 07:39 PM

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 06/30/2013 10:26 PM

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varana

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Hello Denise,Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency consists of elevating the legs above heart level for at least 30 minutes three or four times daily, using compression stockings and using wet or dry nonadherent dressings or bandages. Compression stockings should apply a gradually decreasing amount of pressure from the ankle to the knee and should be applied on awakening. Some stockings have zippered backs or Velcro closures, making them easier to apply. For obese patients or those with a great deal of edema, intermittent pneumatic compression pumps may be used, although the pumps should not be used in patients with uncompensated congestive heart failure. Studies of various dressings have shown no significant difference in the rate of healing of venous ulcers, although patients seem to prefer the occlusive-type dressings because of their convenience.For other treatments information visit treatment for veins in oak park and Wilmette.


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In the news today:Risk factors for pressure ulcersI have been looking for a site like this one for so long,I personnaly suffer from a venous ulcer on the inside of my left ankle for a very long time and it is extremely painful, I wish someone would give me advise on a cream or ointment that I could use to alleviate the pain. I have used intrasite gel for a while but it was not helping me anymore, so I went back to my doctor ,he gave me a prescription of pain pill and told me to go buy some nupercainal cream and to put some on it that it would help, it did the first time but not anymore, I have also seen some specialist in the matter, but until now nothing has worked for me , I am 53 year woman and I also work as a receptionist in a garage but lately I have to leave work early everyday as I can`t stand the pain anymore and as I live in northern part of Canada it is very hard to find boots that don`t rub on your ankle, so please help me, and thank you again for this wonderful site.Denise Lambert
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