Venous leg ulcers: Impact and dysfunction of the venous system

Phyllis Gordon, Jeanne M. Widener, Melody Heffline

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Abstract

Management of chronic venous leg ulcers (VLU) can be frustrating for both patient and practitioner. It is a significant source of disability and cost of care. Before the practitioner enters the management phase of VLU care, it is helpful to understand the impact of VLUs. Additionally, it is essential to understand the structure and function of the venous system and manifestations indicative of a dysfunction of the system. This article focuses on the epidemiology, structure, and function of the venous system as well as clinical manifestations and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vascular Nursing
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical

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