Martorell hypertensive ischaemic leg ulcer

The ulcer nobody is talking about……but should

Keywords: Martorell hypertensive ischaemic leg ulcer

Abstract

Wound healing refers to a person’s ability to restore tissue that has been compromised. In chronic wounds, there is a significant delay in this restoration process and this delay can be due to various intrinsic (underlying comorbidities) or extrinsic (environment, positioning) factors found in a patient. The first step in the assessment of a clinical wound is to distinguish between chronic and acute wounds; this is easily done by taking a comprehensive history during consultation.

Author Biography

J Strauss, Medwell SA

Medwell SA, South Africa

Published
2020-12-03
Section
General Review