VENOUS ULCERS

  • Patients with severe and/or long-standing dysfunction of the veins can develop significant changes to the skin including skin thickening, wounds, and ulcerations. While several factors are often identified, a significant increase in the pressure of the skin veins (venous hypertension) is the main contributing source.
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Symptoms of
Advanced
Vein Disease

-Hyperperpigmentation -Skin thickening (lipodermatosclerosis) -Non healing wounds / ulcerations - Intense itching - Pitting edema Next: Treatments

WHAT YOU
SHOULD KNOW

Treatment of Advanced Skin Changes

A thorough evaluation of lower extremity vein function is required to identify the appropriate procedure(s) to reduce the pressure in the leg veins. Often multiple treatment approaches are necessary and personalized to fit each patient.