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  • Leg ulcers affect around one per cent of the Australian population.
  • The most common cause is poor circulation.
  • The type of medical treatment depends on whether the wound is caused by problems with veins or with arteries.
  • Medical treatment aims to improve blood flow to the area and promote healing of the ulcer.
  • Treatment options include compression bandages, dressings and surgery.

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Reviewed on: 21-08-2014