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Venous stasis ulcer healing with compression stockings - study results from the United Kingdom - Cochrane Wounds Group Specialized Register
Monday, November 26, 2012

What types of compression garments are helpful to heal venous stasis ulcers ? A new study by Dr. O'meara and colleagues from the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom have attempted to answer this question among the  Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register.

 

The study conclusions are: "Compression increases ulcer healing rates compared with no compression. Multi-component systems are more effective than single-component systems. Multi-component systems containing an elastic bandage appear to be more effective than those composed mainly of inelastic constituents. Two-component bandage systems appear to perform as well as the 4 layer bandage. Patients receiving the 4 layer bandage heal faster than those allocated the short stretch bandage. More patients heal on high-compression stocking systems than with the short stretch bandage. Further data are required before the difference between high-compression stockings and the 4 layer bandage can be established".

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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