Published in Health Risk Factor Week, June 22nd, 2004
Venous leg ulceration affects 1-2% of people and accounts for 1% of health costs in developed countries. Treatment includes compression, leg raising, and exercise; no randomized trials have been done to investigate whether superficial surgery to remove part of the affected vein could be another treatment option.
Keith Poskitt from Cheltenham General Hospital, U.K., and colleagues writing in the June 5, 2004, issue of the Lancet assessed the healing and recurrence rates after treatment with compression with or...
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