Lower Extremity Wounds: Venous Ulcers

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Venous ulcers account for 70% to 90% of all chronic lower extremity ulcers and their treatment is challenging. Learn more from HPFY about the causes of ulcers.

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Lower Extremity Wounds: Arterial Ulcers

Posted on Sep 06, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Arterial ulcers often start as a break in the skin on the leg or foot. It can be caused by dry skin, an injury, or a puncture wound. For most, these injuries will heal with proper care. For those with arterial disease, the wound cannot heal due to poor blood flow. This increases the size of the wound while allowing oxygen and bacteria to enter the wound and subcutaneous tissue. Infection occurs, leading to more damage. Minor scrapes and cuts can then develop into ulcers, the tissue becomes necrotic and black.

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Wound Care Basics

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The Basic Of wound Care-wound Basic-Hpfy

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