Treatment of venous leg ulcers
The medi Wound Care therapy pathway is based on international guidelines and offers effective products for each phase of treatment as well as meeting the individual patient requirements. The medi Wound Care approach is time- and cost-saving which has been proven in studies.1, 2 Furthermore, physicians and therapists are able to treat their patients in a guideline-compliant and safe way for a long-term treatment success.
Products for the treatment of venous leg ulcers
Effective products for the three therapy stages:
MESI ABPI MD
Holistic assessment of the limb is essential in order to plan the appropriate treatment for a wound. ABI is part of this assessment in order to exclude the diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (where compression is contraindicated) and assess if the limb is suitable for therapeutic compression levels (40 mmHg).
Biofilm is known to prevent healing, UCS Debridement is a pre-moistened cloth containing a unique solution to ensure the following:
- Deep clean of the wound bed, disrupting biofilm
- Safe, effective debridement and gentle removal of debris from wound
- Effective skin care in and around the wound, leg and foot
UCS Debridement is unique, convenient and safe and will optimise the condition of the wound bed and surrounding skin prior to application of compression. Get more information on the wound debridement cloth for all kinds of wounds.
Achieve the potential of juxta – simple and so versatile
After cleaning and debriding the wound, therapeutic compression is essential to ensure chronic oedema is reduced, allowing an optimal healing environment. Maintaining the therapeutic compression is often difficult due to bandage slippage. However, both juxtalite and juxtacures have a Built-In-Pressure system and instant readjustability which allows the wearer, or carer to easily readjust whenever necessary – effectively reducing any oedema present. Achieve the potential of the juxta range – simple, yet versatile.
juxtacures is available in 3 different lengths – if patients have pronounced oedema and heavy exudate from their wound, juxtacures is the juxta of choice. The juxtacures has an adjustable spine, which can be readjusted as the limb shape improves. Get more information on juxtacures.
juxtalite is available in 8 sizes and 2 lengths, is suitable when wounds are drier, or even healed wound sites where compression garments are not tolerated. Get more information on juxtalite.
Underlying disease (chronic venous insufficiency) that has created a venous wound, remains even after healing has occured. Therefore it is important to continue with compression therapy for life in order to reduce the risk of wound recurrence.
A wide range of compression options are available to meet individual patient requirements:
- mediven round knit
- mediven made to measure flat knit
- juxta adjustable compression devices
In order to make the relevant fabric selection easy for the individual patient – use the medi Hosiery Hunter. Find out more about this hosiery selection tool.
1 Elvin S. Cost-efficacy of using juxtacures and ucs debridement cloths. JCN 2015; 29(2):62-65.
2 Mosti G et al. Adjustable compression wrap devices are cheaper and more effective than inelastic bandages for venous leg ulcer healing. A Multicentric Italian Randomized Clinical Experience. Phlebology 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0268355519858439; Epub ahead of print.