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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2016

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A simple and effective solution to preventing recurrent venous leg ulcers

A simple and effective solution to preventing recurrent venous leg ulcers
Wound Care

Article topics: Adjustable Velcro compression device, Compression bandaging, Healing, Leg ulcers, Patient concordance, Wound Care

When trying to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers, many community nurses find it hard to get patients to concord with compression devices and techniques, particulary over the long term.

This article looks at a new adjustable Velcro compression device, juxtalite (part of the juxta®  range; medi UK), which is designed to be simple to apply. It has built-in pressure system (BPSTM) that allows the nurse to accurately monitor the level of compression being applied to the limb, ensuring a therapeutic level of compression is maintained. Here, the author relates her own expreience of using the juxta system (in particular the juxalite version) through a series of case studies that show how the system aids patient concordance with treatment over an extended period of time.