Pathogenesis and Management of Chronic Ulcerations of the Extremities
It can be seen that the variety of chronic ulcerations of the skin of the extremities is legion. Attention to the underlying disease process is of paramount importance because of the difference in definitive treatment and prognosis. Appropriate simple medical measures as outlined above often suffice in the local treatment of these ulcerations. Regional sympathetic denervation has a definite but relatively minor role in the management of these disorders. The widespread, indiscriminate use of a host of salves, ointments, and other potions is to be condemned.
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