WOUND AND SKIN CARE: Arterial ulcer management
CATHY THOMAS HESS RN, CWOCN, BSN

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Nursing2014
May 2003 
Volume 33  Number 5
Pages 17 - 17
 
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ABSTRACT
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  • Assessment tips

  • Treating an arterial ulcer



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  • LESS COMMON THAN venous ulcers, arterial ulcers account for up to 20% of leg ulcers. Ischemia from arterial insufficiency leads to arterial ulcers. The most common cause is atherosclerosis; other causes include trauma and thrombosis.

    Ulcers develop on the legs or feet distal to the arterial narrowing or blockage. The patient may report intermittent claudication (muscle pain, cramping, numbness, or aching) distal to the blockage.

    Assessment tips

    Take the patient's history, screening for risk factors. A patient with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease may have a history of coronary artery disease or carotid disease. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include age over 50, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperhomocystinemia, family history of atherosclerosis, obesity, and a sedentary ...

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