[Classical treatment of trophic disorders in the postphlebitic syndrome].Phlebologie. 1984 Oct-Dec; 37(4):483-9.P
The author emphasizes firstly the primordial importance of prevention at each stage of thromboembolic illness, before, during, and after phlebitis; he also emphasizes the necessity of the most rigorous possible treatment of the acute phase (elastic support, ambulation, sufficiently prolonged anticoagulation, early thermal cure). Next the author explains the classical treatment of trophic complications (oedema, hypodermitites, dermoepidermic lesions, ulcers) which must be implemented according to a rational plan, and particularly with regard to leg-ulcers, for which the elastic support plays a leading part. Finally, the regulation of hygiene and regular checking should limit to the maximum the extent and worsening of the complications.