The truth is that I could also have titled this pearl “Compression therapy beyond venous leg ulcers”. In fact, as I have commented in different posts, if there is no contraindication, in any leg wound (post-surgical, post-traumatic, secondary to vasculitis…),medical compression, adapted to patient’s tolerance and needs, helps to reduce edema, inflammation and, consequently to accelerate healing (“Compression is key in to treating leg wounds”).
However, I have decided to talk specifically about compression therapy after dermatologic surgery because it is not a generalized practice among dermatologists and it should be, as you can read in the Letter to the Director that we have published in Revista Mexicana de Dermatología.
COMPRESSION IS THE BEST ANTI-GRAVITY AND, THEREFORE, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TREATMENT OF LEG WOUNDS (not only venous ulcers) AS LONG AS NO CONTRAINDICATION EXISTS.17 terapia compresiva
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