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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2021

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Lymphovenous Disease: Changing the way we look at Leg Ulcer Assessment

Lymphovenous Disease: Changing the way we look at Leg Ulcer Assessment
Wound Care

Pages: 50 - 58

Article topics: Lymphoedema, Multidisciplinary team working

This article explores why we should adapt assessment of leg ulceration to be more mindful of the presence of lymphoedema. If clinicians can change the assessment process and begin to treat leg ucleration with a lymphatic component differently to venous oedema, this, in turn, can potentially reduce complications such as toe, foot and knee oedema. The introduction of simple changes in documentation and additional training can lead to improved outcomes for patients as well as potential cost savings for healthcare providers.  

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