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Simplifying VLU management Watch the animated video.

Support for your Patients.

A short and easy-to-digest video aimed at VLU patients and carers. Includes an introduction to VLUs and how they can be treated.

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  • Improve clinical and cost effectiveness in venous leg ulcer treatment

    The Health Information Network (THIN) database contains information on more than 11 million patients from 562 primary care practices across the UK and has been shown to be representative of the UK population in terms of demographics and disease distribution. This real-life study assessed clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of three compression systems (3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System, *UrgoKTwo™ and **Profore™) in treating newly diagnosed VLUs in the UK, from the perspective of the NHS.

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  • Key findings3

    Real world evidence over a 6-month evaluation demonstrates that treating newly-diagnosed VLUs with Coban 2 compared with UrgoKTwo™ and Profore™:

    • Affords a more cost-effective use of NHS-funded resources in clinical practice

    • Results in an increased healing rate

    • Improves ‘health related quality of life’ score

    • Reduces NHS management costs

  1. 1. O'Meara S, Cullum N, Nelson EA, Dumville JC. Compression for venous leg ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012; 11: CD000265.
  2. 2. Nelson EA, Bell-Syer SE. Compression for preventing recurrence of venous ulcers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014; 9: CD002303.
    Simplifying Venous Leg Ulcer Management: Consensus Recommendations used with permission from Wounds International. © Wounds International 2015. © 3M 2015. All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Guest JF, Fuller GW, Vowden P. Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of three different compression systems in newly-diagnosed venous leg ulcers in the UK, Journal of Wound Care Vol 26 (5), May 2017 244-254

*UrgoKTwo is a trademark of Urgo Ltd
**Profore is a trademark of Smith & Nephew Ltd


Authors of the Consensus Document


  • Keith Harding, Cardiff University, Wales.
    Caroline Dowsett, East London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
    Lore Fias, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium.
    Rolf Jelnes, Sygehus Soenderjylland, Soenderborg, Denmark.
    Giovanni Mosti, Clinica MD Barbantini, Lucca, Italy.
    Rut Öien, Blekinge Hospital, Karlshamn, Sweden.
  • Hugo Partsch, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Suzan Reeder, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
    Patricia Senet, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Est (AP-HP), Paris, France.
    José Verdú Soriano, University of Alicante, Spain.
    Wolfgang Vanscheidt, Freiburg, Germany.