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An alternative to compression bandaging in venous leg ulcers

Leg ulcers present a common clinical problem for community nurses. The need for assessment and maintenance can take up a lot of nursing time and issues such as pain, exudate and compression bandaging have a significant effect on the quality of life of patients. This article describes an evaluation of two new compression devices, one for people with venous insufficiency resulting in leg ulcers who need compression therapy (Juxta CURES; medi UK); another for those with leg ulcers, venous insufficiency and lymphoedema (Juxta-Fit; medi UK). This evaluation involved 16 patients and demonstrated the impact of quality of life and the potential for savings in a community nursing team, both financially and in terms of reduced nursing time.