Table 1: Characteristics of the groups.

Group 1Group 2Statistical
significance

Number of patients2828n/s
Women1718n/s
Men1110n/s
Age (years)50–7852–70n/s
Ulcer location—crural medial1817n/s
Ulcer location—crural lateral1011n/s
Ulcer area at the beginning (cm2)   6.9–9.787.2–9.4 n/s
Duration of ulceration (months)15–3613–38n/s
Full mobility2218n/s
Limited mobility610n/s
Ankle-brachial pressure index0.92–1.120.97–1.15n/s
Body mass index (kg/cm2)22.1–38.6 28.5–41.2n/s