Modern management of venous and arterial leg ulcers
Christine Moffatt MA RGN NDN Professor of Nursing and Educational Director Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice Thames Valley University Ealing, London
Leg ulceration affects around 1% of the adult population, with the prevalence rising with age.(1,2) It is associated with considerable morbidity and reduced quality of life.(3) The majority of ulcers in Western populations are caused by venous or arterial disease (see Table 1).