Unna boot


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Unna boot

Wound care A compressive dressing for varicose veins or ulcers consisting of a paste of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin and water–applied to the lower leg, covered with a bandage, and applied outside the bandage

Unna (paste) boot

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UNNA'S BOOT: Boot uncovered on right leg; covered with cohesive bandage on left leg
A bootlike dressing of the lower extremity made of layers of gauze and Unna's paste. It is used in treating chronic ulcers of the leg. See: illustration

Unna boot

soft compression walking cast; indicated during acute phase of metatarsal stress fracture
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Regarding the cost effectiveness and utility of the Unna boot, we would point out that the focus of our Clinical Inquiry was on the initial management of venous stasis ulcers and how best to promote healing.
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Whether pentoxifylline should be used instead of or along with compression bandages such as Unna boots remains unclear, as does the agent's cost-effectiveness and the impact of comorbid conditions such as arterial disease or diabetes on its efficacy.
BACKGROUND Limb compression bandages, such as Unna boots, successfully treat 30% to 60% of venous leg ulcers.