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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2014

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How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient

How to select the best compression hosiery for your patient
Wound Management

Pages: 86 - 90

Article topics: Compression hosiery, Lymphatic disease, Venous, Wound Care

Venous and lymphatic disease both result in skin changes to the lower limb. These range from early disease signs such as mild oedema and dry skin, to varicose veins, leg ulceration and chronic oedema in the later stages. Patients at all stages of disease progression are commonly encountered in the community and compression hosiery plays a key role in the prevention and management of skin changes.