Causes of Venous Ulcers
Venous ulcers can occur when wounds heal slowly or fail to heal. They typically occur on the lower part of the leg and are caused by venous hypertension–too much pressure created by vein failure. Venous ulcers can take many forms and may or may not be painful. They can be small and not very noticeable, or large, accompanied by leg swelling and other symptoms, signally a more serious venous condition.
Treating Venous Ulcers
Diagnosis is the first step, to determine the seriousness of the condition. Duplex Ultrasound technology is used to accomplish this. Once the diagnosis identified the scope of the vein damage, treatment programs can be planned.
If you suspect you may be suffering from venous ulcers, it’s important to get a diagnosis as quickly as possible. Schedule an appointment promptly.
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