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RUMBO PRIETO, José María; ARANTON AREOSA, Luis  and  DELGADO FERNANDEZ, Ramón. History of the compressive therapy: the “Baynton Method” for the treatment of ulcers of the leg. Gerokomos [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.1, pp.49-53. ISSN 1134-928X.

The Baynton method or “Baynton cure” was a therapeutic technique of the late eighteenth century that revolutionized the conservative treatment that until the date applied to the healing of ulcers of the leg. Through the application of a dressing of diachylon, a compressive bandage pad spiral and the early mobilization of the extremity, it managed to settle the empirical bases of what is known as compression therapy. It is evident as the compression improved the edema, favored the humid environment and achieved a bacteriostatic effect and healing on the chronic ulcers of the lower extremity, becoming one of medical advances and most important public health and innovative of his time. This research represents one of the few documents that describe us as was evolving knowledge of the compression therapy for the treatment of chronic ulcers of the lower extremity.

Keywords : leg ulcer; compression bandages; dressings; wounds; Baynton method.

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