Essential Insights On Treating Chronic Venous Stasis Ulcers

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Nanjin J. Park, DPM, Latricia Allen, DPM, MPH, Guosheng Gu, MD, and Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS

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   Editor’s note: For further reading, see “How To Manage Venous Stasis Ulcerations” in the May 2007 issue of Podiatry Today, “Treating Venous Stasis Ulcers In The Lower Extremity” in the October 2004 issue or “Vascular Intervention In Difficult Wounds” in the July 2002 issue.

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