Evaluation of Urgotol plus K-Four compression for venous leg ulcers.

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 26097245
  • Author List

  • Smith J; Hill J; Barrett S; Hayes W; Kirby P; Walsh S; Gittins E; Whitehurst F; Cooper R
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 6 Suppl