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Badallo León JL. Tratamiento de dos úlceras venosas: vendaje de compresión multicapa vs vendaje compresivo tradicional. Metas de Enferm nov 2008; 11(9): 15-20
Juan Luis Badallo León
Diplomado en Enfermería. Centro de Salud de Serrada (Valladolid).
Consultorio Local de La Seca. Plaza de S. Judas, s/n. 47491 La Seca, Valladolid.
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Arterial or chronic venous insufficiency and diabetes complications are responsible for most leg ulcers. This article describes two cases of venous ulcers. The first case refers to 77- year old overweight woman diagnosed with severe cardiopathy who presented a venous leg ulcer of 6 month progression. The second case we assess refers to a normal weight 78-year old man diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis and a venous leg ulcer of 6 month progression. Application of the Profore compression system in the woman led to complete healing in 5 weeks. In the case of the man, an improved traditional multilayer system was used, with complete healing at 3 weeks. The easy application, durability and the pressures delivered by the Profore® system at ankle level for improved venous return, make this system ideal for the treatment of venous leg ulcers. However, we must not discard correctly updated traditional multilayer systems, given that in both cases the decrease in the number of bandages provides an effective improvement of the treatment, as opposed to simple bandaging.
bandaging; multilayer compression therapy; venous ulcers; venous insufficiencyclinical case
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