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Guideline

Management of chronic venous leg ulcers

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Last updated:1st Aug 2010

The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the management of chronic venous leg ulcers including: assessment; treatment; prevention of recurrence; provision of care; and a checklist for provision of information. A number of guideline recommendations provide opportunities for disinvestment in routine use of therapies for which there is insufficient evidence of benefit.

This guideline will be of particular interest to patients, general practitioners, nursing staff (district nurses, practice nurses and specialist nurses in dermatology, wound management, tissue viability and rheumatology) dermatologists, vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons and pharmacists. It may also be of interest to podiatrists and physiotherapists.

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