Abstract

The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 has profoundly affected the way we conduct our medical practices, resulting in a decrease in necessary medical care, including the wound healing specialty. The actual period of COVID-19 pandemic limits the ability to practice wound healing in normal conditions. Patients with vascular leg ulcers represent an extremely vulnerable population, with poor quality of life caused by the pain directly related to both ulcer duration and ulcer area. These patients must not be overlooked due to the irreversible consequences that we will observe. If ischemic and venous wounds are not treated or managed, the results could be drastic, such as infections, sepsis, amputations, or even fatalities.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
RivistaAnnals of Vascular Surgery
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • covid-19
  • pandemic
  • vascular surgery
  • wound care

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