Journal articlesManaging a patient's symptoms in bilateral arterial leg ulceration

Managing a patient's symptoms in bilateral arterial leg ulceration

19/10/10 | Leg Ulcers, Service delivery | Gail Powell

Arterial ulceration of the lower limb accounts for approximately 9–22% of all cases of leg ulceration (Briggs and Closs, 2003). Hankey et al (2006) found that 20% of adults over the age of 55 are affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is a powerful predictor of myocardial infarction, stroke and death due to vascular causes.