In short Dr. Alfred Obermayer works as a phlebologist and attending venous leg ulcer specialist at St. Josef’s Hospital in Vienna, Austria. Sonja Koller is the head of the Wound Treatment Ward at Landesklinikum Melk hospital. They have been using VenoTrain ulcertec to treat chronic wounds with therapeutic compression for many years.
- When treating venous leg ulcers, finding its root cause must be a top priority. Dr. Obermayer relies on duplex sonography to find the reflux pathway causing the problem. The vessel can then be closed up (using foam sclerotherapy, laser, surgery, etc.).
- Iatrogenic factors, such as unsuitable wound dressings or allergenic substances from creams for example, must be avoided.
- Adapting compression therapy to the individual patient ensures successful outcomes and promotes patient compliance.
- Patients can contribute to their own recovery by adhering to “active bed rest” and lifestyle changes.