Chapter 41. Leg Ulceration

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Gabrielle M. McMullin

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch41

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

McMullin, G. M. (2009) Leg Ulceration, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. South Sydney Vascular Centre, St. George Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • leg ulceration;
  • combined arterial and venous disease;
  • symptoms and signs;
  • pressure ulceration;
  • therapy and guidelines;
  • angiogram of leg


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Key points

  • Guidelines

  • References