Venous Ulcers

The increased pressure and inflammation caused by leaky valves in the veins over time can cause damage to the skin and soft tissues surrounding the veins. Early symptoms of this include ankle swelling and stasis dermatitis. In the most extreme cases, venous ulcers may form spontaneously in this damaged tissue. These ulcers can be difficult to heal without addressing the underlying cause of the venous hypertension. Topical wound care is often not enough, and even if the wound does heal, it has a high likelihood of recurring. In the care of a vein specialist, however, there may be simple, office-based treatment options that can bring rapid relief and long-lasting healing.

Lowering the venous pressure back to normal levels is the key to preventing or healing the complications associated with Chronic Venous Insufficiency. This can be accomplished by Endovenous Thermal Ablation of the veins where the problem is originating. This cuts off the source of the venous hypertension, allowing blood to exit the leg more efficiently rather than pooling in the diseased veins. Smaller perforator veins in the area of the ulcer may need to be treated by Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

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