Leg ulcers are treated by different forms of dressings by the family physicians. It is extremely important to know what the cause for the ulcer is? 80% 0f the ulcers in the legs are due to vascular insufficiency. Healing and preventing recurrences can only be achieved by correcting the vascular cause. Dressings do play an important role in aiding ulcer healing.
Following extensive randomised controlled studies, involving different dressing types used in conjunction with the four layer bandage, it was found that dressings had little influence on ulcer healing.
Therefore, a simple low adherent dressing such as Sofratule, Inadine is used
All bandages used are 10 cms. in width and should be applied from the base of the toes to the knee joint.
Dr. Pankaj Patel a vascular surgeon has expertise in peripheral vascular diseases, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis