Investigations for Ulcer of the Lower Extremity



Ulceration of the lower limb in aging population with comorbidity associated has always been a challenge in philosophy of wound management. Acute ulcers have a predictable outcome with rapid progression or regression and outcome achieved within 3–4 weeks. The etiology of the lower limb ulcerations varies from different geographic regions in world. In Western societies, most chronic lower limb ulcers are due to vascular diseases, whereas in developing countries, trauma, infections, malignancies, and poorly controlled diabetes remain the most common causes of chronic lower limb ulceration [1–3]. The treatment of chronic lower limb ulcers requires multidisciplinary approach [4, 5]. Multifactorial etiology and interdisciplinary approach in management are key factors determining outcome [5].


Chronic Wound Chronic Ulcer Venous Ulcer Venous Reflux Acute Ulcer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General surgeryInstitute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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