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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | August 2017

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Dealing with common lower limb problems in primary care: part two

Dealing with common lower limb problems in primary care: part two
Wound Care

Article topics: Lipoedema, Lower limb, Lymphoedema, Oedema, Venous disease, Wound Care

This article is the second in a two-part series on managing common lower limb problems encountered in primary care. The first article in the series (Brown, 2017) discussed the causes of oedema and its relation to underlying conditions, such as venous disease, lymphoedema and lipoedema. This article investigates skin care, the management of ‘wet legs’ and the different types of compression therapy available to non-specialist community nurses.