Evaluation of Urgotul® plus K-Four® compression for venous leg ulcers

Evaluation of Urgotul® plus K-Four® compression for venous leg ulcers

Author(s) : J Smith, J Hill, S Barrett, W Hayes, P Kirby, S Walsh, E Gittins, F Whitehurst, R Cooper


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In this non-comparative clinical evaluation, 36 subjects with venous leg ulcers, 85% of which were indolent or  deteriorating, were treated with Urgotul® lipidocolloid wound dressing and the K-Four® multilayer compression bandaging system for 12 weeks or to healing –– whichever occurred first. Results show that Urgotul® was an ideal dressing
in combination with K-Four®‚ being easy to apply (98.7%) and remove (98.1%), and largely pain-free (95.6%) and non-adherent (99.7%).

In a patient group of ‘hard-to-heal’ ulcers, 50% of the ulcers healed within the treatment period. Ulcers not healed after 12 weeks achieved almost 50% area reduction on average. The treatment combination proved safe, with only one of seven adverse events reported being probably related to the products used. This study supports the use of a combination of Urgotul® dressing and K-Four® compression to provide a ‘matched’ treatment for venous leg ulcers.


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Last update : November 23, 2017