Leg ulcers

  • A. A. Ramelet


A chronic leg ulcer may be defined as any wound located above the foot and under the knee that does not heal within a 6-week period.


Pyoderma Gangrenosum Chronic Venous Insufficiency Compression Therapy Chronic Venous Insufficiency Venous Reflux 
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