Healing venous leg ulceration and reducing recurrence with leg ulcer hosiery kits
The VenUS trial (Ashby et al. 2014) highlighted the benefits of using leg ulcer hosiery kits as a first line treatment for venous leg ulceration versus 4-layer compression bandaging. The RCT reported that hosiery kits healed a similar number of venous leg ulceration in a similar mean time with the added benefits of reduced risk of recurrence and reduced costs.
This case study documents the care and outcomes for Mr P, an 80 year old gentleman with venous leg ulceration.