Stasis ulcer treatment with compression dressing
Jess R. Young, MD
Barbara A. Terwoord, LPNAddress reprint requests to B.A.T., Department of Vascular Medicine, Desk S60, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
A compression dressing system is an easily learned and effective alternative to the Unna boot for treatment of venous stasis ulcer. The treatment is well accepted by patients and appears to have efficacy comparable to that achieved with the boot, but without the problems associated with the boot, such as maceration, poor fit, and inability to observe and bathe the skin.