Venous Leg Ulcer Solutions

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Solutions for Venous Leg Ulcer Care

Impact of venous leg ulcers

  • Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are the most common type of lower extremity wound, afflicting approximately 1% of the western population during their lifetime. VLUs also represent a significant burden for patients and healthcare systems.¹

Infographic showing: Annual cost to treat VLUS is $14.9B, 55% of healed VLUs occour in first 12 months of closure. 38% of patients experience >10 VLU episodes in thier lifetime.
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Solutions for Managing Chronic Edema and VLUs

NOTE: Specific instructions, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for these products and therapies, some of which may be Rx only. Please consult a clinician and product instruction for use prior to application.

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Simplifying Venous Leg Ulcer Management

Read VLU best practices from a panel of global experts.


Made to make a difference: 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression Systems

The Coban 2 Two-layer compression system provides therapeutic compression which has been shown to reduce edema and pain and improve daily activities. Plus, because the bandages are low-profile and comfortable to wear, patients are more likely to wear them longer.⁸,

See the studies:

  • Venus Leg Ulcer healing rate
    Venus Leg Ulcer healing rate

    In two retrospective analyses, Coban 2 Two-Layer Compression System illustrated increased healing rates compared to two other compression systems. Curious to learn more?

  • Quality of life
    Quality of Life

    In a retrospective analysis, Coban 2 Two-Layer Compression showed better healing rates compared to multi-layer bandage systems. Curious to learn more?

Where Practice Meets Perspective

Whether it is developing a deeper understanding of the lymphatic system and edema or learning about venous leg ulcer best practices and compression therapy, these videos provide practical tips and education from global thought leaders in advanced wound care.

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    1. O’Meara S, Cullum N, Nelson EA, Dumville JC. Compression for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012
    2. Rice JB, Desai U, Cummings AKG, Birnbaum HG, Skornicki M, et al. (2014). Burden of venous leg ulcers in the United States. Journal of medical economics, 17(5), 347–356.
    3. Finlayson K, et al. Predicting the likelihood of venous leg recurrence: The diagnostic accuracy of a newly developed risk assessment tool. Int Wound. 2018: 1–9.
    4. Weller C, Buchbinder R, Johnston R. Interventions for helping people adhere to compression treatments for venous
    5. James GA, Swogger E, Wolcott R, et al. Biofilms in chronic wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2008; 16:37–44.
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    8. Mosti G, Crespi A, Mattaliano V. Comparison Between a new, Two-component Compression System with Zinc Paste Bandages for Leg Ulcers Healing: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trail Monitoring Sub-bandage Pressures. Wounds. 2011;23(5):126–134.
    9. Moffatt C, Edwards L, Collier M, Treadwell T, Miller M, Shafer L, Sibbald RG, Brassard A, McIntosh A, Reyzelman A, Price P, Krause SM, Walters SA, Harding K. A randomized controlled 8-week crossover clinical evaluation of the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System versus Profore™ to evaluate product performance in patients with venous leg ulcers. Int Wound J. 2008;5(2);267–279.