Leg ulcer: conservative treatment.

Caldeira Fradique, Alexandra Pupo, Luísa Quaresma, Ana Palma-Rosa, Mário Fernandes, Gualdino Silva, Heitor Almeida, Cláudia Diogo, Ana Catarina Pinho


During 16 years 202 patients with leg ulcer have been studied prospectively. Whenever possible, cure has been obtained in ambulatory, which was the main objective. Surgery was preferentially made after the cure of the ulcer. From the 202 patients, 166 have made a prolonged follow-up. Cure in ambulatory has been obtained in 91% of the patients. We stress the importance of the direct control of all the treatment by the responsible doctor.

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