The role of compression garments in wound care and practice management

Compression therapy is “the recognized treatment of choice” and “the mainstay of … management” for venous leg ulcers, but its effectiveness depends on achieving optimal sub-bandage pressure. Maintaining the necessary pressure can be difficult, especially for patients or untrained home health workers and as a result, clinical outcomes of compression therapy have not been consistent.

Compression therapy is “the recognized treatment of choice” and “the mainstay of … management” for venous leg ulcers, but its effectiveness depends on achieving optimal sub-bandage pressure. Maintaining the necessary pressure can be difficult, especially for patients or untrained home health workers and as a result, clinical outcomes of compression therapy have not been consistent.

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The role of compression garments in wound care and practice management