Causes and management of leg and foot ulcers
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Causes and management of leg and foot ulcers

Georgina Casey Freelance author

This article reviews the main causes of leg and foot ulcers and provides guidance for the assessment of patients with ulcers. Common treatments are reviewed in the context of underlying pathophysiological processes. Follow-up care and patient education are also addressed.

Nursing Standard. 18, 45, 57-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.


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