Leg Ulcer is an open wound or a sore on the legs caused by a break in the skin that allows air and bacteria to get into the underlying tissue. The compelling reason for this condition is poor blood circulation. Also, it can be caused by an injury which breaks the skin. In addition, they are more common in females but can affect both women and men of any age. If they are treated in the initial stage, then leg ulcer can be cured without any complications. Otherwise, the area of breakdown will increase in size and become a chronic leg ulcer.
Bandaging technique has changed little over the years. In the UK bandages are applied using a spiral or figure-of-eight technique and run from the base of the toes to just below the tibial plateau.
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