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Compression Therapy for Venous Ulcer

  • Giovanni Mosti
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Abstract

Leg ulcers have a venous pathophysiology in the vast majority of cases [1–4]. Superficial or deep venous insufficiency and deep vein obstruction produce ambulatory venous hypertension due to venous reflux and venous pumping function impairment. The impaired venous hemodynamics is the key pathophysiologic mechanism leading to skin damage through several intermediate steps.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Mosti
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  1. 1.Angiology DepartmentMD Barbantini ClinicLuccaItaly

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