Chapter 5. Leg Ulcers

  1. Karen Ousey and
  2. Caroline McIntosh
  1. Adrienne Taylor

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697870.ch5

Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach

Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach

How to Cite

Taylor, A. (2008) Leg Ulcers, in Lower Extremity Wounds: A Problem-Based Learning Approach (eds K. Ousey and C. McIntosh), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697870.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512661

Online ISBN: 9780470697870

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • national health service (NHS);
  • four layer system;
  • leg ulcer care;
  • medial malleolus area;
  • veins systems

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Scenario

  • Definition of a Leg Ulcer

  • Common Causes of Ulceration of the Lower Limb

  • Problems Associated with Leg Ulcers

  • The Aetiology of Leg Ulcers

  • Leg Ulcer Assessment

  • Treat the Surrounding Skin

  • Management of Leg Ulcers

  • Managing the Wound

  • Lymphoedema

  • Criteria for Specialist Referral

  • Healed Ulcers

  • Case Scenario Revisited

  • Conclusion

  • References