Double Focal Compression Bandaging Technique: How Long Does a Vascular Ulcer Need to Heal?
C Sánchez Fernández de la Vega*
Fingoi Center/Primary Care-Galego Health Service, Spain
*Corresponding Author: C Sánchez Fernández de la Vega, Fingoi Center/Primary Care-Galego Health Service, Spain.
Received: May 13, 2022; Published: June 20, 2022
Vascular ulcers in the lower extremities are a serious health issue, with a high socio-economic cost. Early detection and treatment will prevent patients from going through a painful path, resulting in reduced quality of life. Primary care physicians and nurses play an essential role in this work, and collaboration with angiology specialists will lead to positive results. The double focal compression bandage technique is based on physiological concepts such as arteriogenesis and angiogenesis, responding to lack of tissue perfusion, resulting in the formation of a vascular ulcer. All we need is bandages and gauze. The pressure obtained, by filling the wound bed with gauze padding, creates pressure gradients that stimulate arteriogenesis and angiogenesis to the affected area, leading to wound healing. This article refers to the time needed for a vascular ulcer to heal. It is based on my clinical experience, over 20 years ago, with over 200 patients with vascular ulcers. Positive results have been published on this technique, as regards infection, debridement, peripheral arterial disease, minor surgery, and heart failure. This article relates to the period of healing of a vascular ulcer, and shows that the healing time of vascular ulcers, depends on vascular impairment before treatment, therefore, some ulcers will take very little time and others a long time to heal. We need to be patient. Monitoring the clinical path is key to success. But how long does it take for a vascular ulcer to heal? We will try to clarify the matter.
Keywords: Vascular Ulcers; Time Healing; Compression Bandaging
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