A leg ulcer is a wound on the lower part of the leg which has not healed in 4-6 weeks.
Leg Ulcers can usually be healed in 12-18 weeks depending on a variety of factors, with appropriate treatment.
Leg Ulcers can develop for a number of reasons and a key part of establishing the most effective treatment is to conduct a full assessment of the patient with a Leg Ulcer. This assessment allows us to develop an effective treatment plan to achieve healing in the fastest time possible. Assessing and treating patients with leg ulcers is something we specialise in at our Healogics Wound Healing and Lymphoedema Centres.
On your first visit to our Centre we will provide you with information related to the type of leg ulcer you have and answer any questions you have. Many leg ulcers require treatment with compression therapy and some of our patients will have previously have tried this. We specialise in providing patients with the correct type of compression that they find most acceptable to wear and to aid healing of the wound.
We believe working in partnership with our patients is vital to achieve the best healing rates and we recently published our work in the Journal of Community Nursing highlighting that this type of partnership can bring outstanding healing rates for patients and their families.
These are Patient and Carer Information Leaflets which will give you more information about Venous or Arterial Leg Ulcers, how they occur, how they can be treated and what you can do to help an ulcer to heal.
Can we help you?
Healogics Wound Healing Centres can treat patients both under the NHS and privately.
Currently, Healogics have contracts to treat patients living in the areas of Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford for woundcare and for a condition called Lymphoedema. We can also treat patients living in Hastings & Rother for Lymphoedema. We can treat patients at Crawley, Horsham, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill for woundcare.
Patients can self-refer to Healogics to be treated privately for a number of conditions.
If you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services and how we operate