Due to the improper functioning of the venous valves, these Venous Ulcer tend to occur on the legs, which are kind of slightly protruding growths. This would be signified with swelling in the legs, which could also be quite painful. Alongside, there would also be a lot of itching on that leg, which is accompanied with rashes, hardened skin around the ulcer and other symptoms.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER DIAGNOSED?
A general physician does a regular physical examination by observing the ulcer and doing a tissue test to check for malignancy.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER TREATED?
Treatment options for venous ulcers include conservative management, mechanical treatment, medications, and surgical options (Table 2).1,2,7,10,19,22–44 In general, the goals of treatment are to reduce edema, improve ulcer healing, and prevent recurrence. Although numerous treatment methods are available, they have variable effectiveness and limited data to support their use.
DID YOU KNOW?
Venous ulcers are costly to treat, and there is a significant chance that they will recur after healing, one study found that up to 48% of venous ulcers had recurred by the fifth year after healing. However treatment with local anaesthetic endovenous techniques suggests a reduction of this high recurrence rate is possible. Without proper care, the ulcer may get infected leading to cellulitis or gangrene and eventually may need amputation of the part of limb in future. Some topical drugs used to treat venous ulcer may cause venous eczema