Venous Ulcers are wounds that occur as a result of improper functioning of venous valves, mostly of the legs. Some of the common signs of Venous Ulcer include leg swelling, itching, leg pain and shallow sore with a red base.
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?
The most common way of treating these ulcers includes antibiotics that helps to reduce the risks of infection. Alongside the patient would also be asked to take cold compress to fight inflammation. The wound also needs to be dressed and changed. You can use topical ointments here to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Venous ulcers are costly to treat, and there is a significant chance that they will recur after healing