Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Background Context

  • Leg ulcer disease is typically cyclical and chronic, with periods of healing followed by recurrence.
  • It is not uncommon for leg ulcers to persist for years, with recurrence rates as high as 76 percent within one year.
  • Leg ulcers are a major cause of morbidity, suffering and high health service costs.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
Background Information