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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound on Venous and Arterial Ulcers: A Focused Review.

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Summary of "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound on Venous and Arterial Ulcers: A Focused Review."

To provide information about the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of venous and arterial ulcers.

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Name: Advances in skin & wound care
ISSN: 1538-8654
Pages: 55-65

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Impaired venous blood flow or venous return (venous stasis), usually caused by inadequate venous valves. Venous insufficiency often occurs in the legs, and is associated with EDEMA and sometimes with VENOUS STASIS ULCERS at the ankle.

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