In addition, they place a significant socioeconomic burden on the patient, the healthcare system, as well as the community. Chronic venous disease is the underlying cause of between 40% and 80% of leg ulcers and is listed as the seventh most common chronic disease worldwide. Inappropriate care contributes to unfavourable outcomes and could be ascribed to the lack of knowledge and skills of the practitioner delivering the care.

Inaccurate diagnosis and not managing the underlying cause have been shown to contribute to protracted healing.

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