VenoTrain ulcertec vs. compression bandage:
Stocking system significantly superior
In 2004, a randomized prospective multi-center study led by Dr. med. Michael Jünger, Greifswald University Hospital, was the first to confirm the superior effectiveness of the newly developed VenoTrain ulcertec compression stocking system for leg ulcers compared with conventional phlebological compression bandages (PCB).1 In the study, 121 patients with venous leg ulcers were treated for a period of twelve weeks or until the ulcers had healed. The results showed the significant superiority of the stocking system, with a healing rate of 47.5 percent compared with 31.7 percent for the multi-layer short-stretch compression bandage. In addition, 30 percent more mobility was observed when using the VenoTrain ulcertec. Patients gave the handling of the stocking system a very high rating, and the compression stocking also came off better with health care professionals, for example in terms of treatment effect, burden and compliance.
The compression stocking system resulted in higher healing rates compared with the PCB – along with better wearing comfort and greater acceptance among care staff – and even brought about lower costs. An economic examination based on data from the ulcertec study showed that, when using the VenoTrain ulcertec, up to 34 percent of treatment costs for each healed case could be saved, compared with PCB treatment2,3.
1 Jünger M., Wollina U., Kohnen R. et al., Efficacy and tolerability of an ulcer compression stocking for therapy of chronic venous ulcer compared with a below-knee compression bandage; results from a prospective, randomized, multicenter trial, Curr Med Res Opin 20 (10): 1613–1624, 2004.
2 Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Stahl, Betriebswirtschaftlicher Vergleich unterschiedlicher Therapieverfahren zur Behandlung des Ulcus cruris venosum im Rahmen der Ulcertec-Studie, Euro-Management-Institut, Reutlingen, July 2004.
3 Cost of treatment with VenoTrain ulcertec set at 100 percent.