What must be assessed prior to initiation of compression therapy for stasis dermatitis?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Scott L Flugman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Assessing the patient's peripheral arterial circulation (clinically or with a Doppler study) before recommending compression therapy is important. Adding compression to a leg with compromised arterial circulation could increase claudication and put the patient at risk for ischemic damage. [34]


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