Browsing Health Studies by Subject "Larvae; Wound; Debridement; Ischaemia; Vascular wound management"
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Larval debridement therapy: vascular wound managementLower limb ulcers (LLU) are a common manifestation of long-standing vascular disease and may be exacerbated by trauma or dependency. Ulcers can be grouped according to the underlying aetiology with approximately 76% due to venous disease, 22% due to arterial and 5% occurring as a complication of diabetes. In up to 20% of patients there is some crossover where a mixed picture is present.