In appropriate or malfunctioning of the venous valves is the major cause of Venous Ulcer. These tend to occur on the legs are a kind of slightly protruding growths. Symptoms include pain swelling in the legs, which is accompanied with lot of itching on that leg, rashes, hardened skin around the ulcer and other similar symptoms that make walking and sitting troublesome.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER DIAGNOSED?
A General Surgeon diagnoses Venous Ulcer based on the CHEAP i.e. clinical, etiology, anatomy and pathophysiology classification system.
HOW IS VENOUS ULCER TREATED?
As an initial stage of treatment compression therapy and pentoxifylline are given. Surgery includes:
1. Skin Grafting and artificial skin
3. Foam Sclerotherapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Overweight and obese people are more prone to getting these ulcers because of poor circulation and lack of exercises to.