Abstract:Compression therapy, either active or passive, is the cornerstone of treatment for all venous and lymphatic disorders. Its major limitations are poor patient compliance, difficulty to apply in the elderly, and insufficient knowledge and skill in the majority of physicians. New modalities, such as four-layer bandage, tubular gradient compression, or new textile technologies, may secure a better application in difficult cases such as leg ulcers.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2002