DYNAMIC COMPRESSION SYSTEMS
In a world of increasing life expectancy the problems associated with the elderly are becoming
ever more prominent in society. Leg ulcers are such a case. In the Western world over 20% of
the population over 80 years old have leg ulcers. In the UK alone over 1% of the annual healthcare
budget is now spent on curing leg ulcers. Dynamic Compression can be used in conjunction
with Static compression stockings to greatly increase the healing rate of leg ulcers. Also regular
use of a Dynamic Compression system can help in the prevention of leg ulcers.
The most common type of leg ulcer, accounting for 70% of leg ulcers. The cause of venous ulcers
in normally due to venous insufficiency. Early signs are swollen lower legs, Lymphedema ( Click
here to link to Lymphedema ). This leads to a reduction in oxygenation as the skin surface. Any
damage to the surface normally leads to a venous ulcer, as the lack of oxygen rich blood leading
to a very slow healing rate. The application of Dynamic Compression Therapy firstly reduces the
swelling in the lower leg. This helps to re-oxygenation the skin and thus increases the rate of healing.
These ulcers are very common amongst the diabetic population. Normally found on the feet it is
essential to heal these ulcers as quickly as possible to prevent the extreme action of amputation.
Again due the varicous insufficiency the use of Dynamic
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