Compression should represent the cornerstone of the clinical management of patients with venous ulcers. Most studies evaluating novel therapies for venous ulcers use compression as the standard care regimen. Those caring for patients with venous ulcers should be sure that they use sufficient compression, namely more than 25 mmHg of compression to the lower leg. This can be accomplished either with multilayer bandages or an Unna boot, depending on the preference and training of the provider.
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