Leg Ulcers

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Includes a leaflet called Venous Leg Ulcers.

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Tissue Viability Society

A professional organisation to raise standards of good practice in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores, leg ulcers and chronic wounds. However, contains information for carers and patients and the society publishes a number of educational leaflets.

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Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

Aims to motivate and empower patients to take ownership of their care. Also seeks to advance education in all aspects of leg health among sufferers, carers, and health professionals.

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Leg Ulcers

Information from The Circulation Foundation.

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Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Venous Leg Ulcers

Information from the British Association of Dermatologists.

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Leg ulcer, venous

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7549 (v8)
Last Checked:
25 August 2011

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