Author(s): Koupidis SA, Paraskevas KI, Stathopoulos V, Mikhailidis DP
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Abstract Lower extremity venous ulcers comprise a complex medical and social issue. The conservative and/or surgical management of venous ulcers is often inadequate. In addition, the psychosocial aspect of the disease is often overlooked and most often undertreated. Common symptoms such as pain, low self-esteem and patient isolation are usually not recognized and therefore not adequately managed.This mini-review summarizes the current data on the management of lower extremity venous ulcers and their impact on the quality of life of these patients.
This article was published in Open Cardiovasc Med J
and referenced in Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering