Condition – Leg Ulcers

Leg Ulcers

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Venous leg ulcers affect a large proportion of the older community.

They often come on after a light knock to the ankle and fail to heel because of the venous disease.

They are can be  large, smelly and slow to heel, lasting for many years.

Treatment requires expert nursing care and consists of getting the wound clean and then stimulating wound skin cover as well as treating the underlying venous disease. This can involve using maggots

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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

Contact

Wellington Hospital
34 Circus Road
London
NW8 9SG

020 7722 7370

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