A study of the Unna Boot compared with the elastic bandage in venous ulcers: a randomized clinical trial.

to analyze the process of tissue repair in patients with venous ulcers using inelastic compression therapy (the Unna Boot), in comparison with the use of the elastic bandage.
a controlled randomized clinical trial in which the patients (n=18) were allocated to two groups, those who used the Unna Boot (group B) and those who used the elastic bandage (group A). The study's follow-up period was 13 weeks.
a significant reduction took place, at the level of 5%, in the area, in square centimeters, of the ulcers of group B (p<0.0001) throughout the treatment, and there was a tendency of group A for reduction in the area of the ulcer, in centimeters squared (p=0.06), only after the fifth week.
the treatment with the Unna Boot presented better results in venous ulcers with areas over 10cm², and the elastic bandage with Petrolatum(r) gauze in venous ulcers below 10cm². Brazilian Clinical Trials Register: Trial (req: 195) and WHO UTN U1111-1122-5489.
AuthorsAlcione Matos de Abreu, Beatriz Guitton Renaud Baptista de Oliveira
JournalRevista latino-americana de enfermagem (Rev Lat Am Enfermagem) Vol. 23 Issue 4 Pg. 571-7 (Aug 2015) ISSN: 1518-8345 [Electronic] Brazil
PMID26444157 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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