A 39-year-old member asked:
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could skin tears turn into venous stasis ulcer?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Transformation: If you have underlying venous hypertension, the condition that causes venous stasis ulceration, then a skin tear could potentially not heal resulting in a non-healing wound due to underlying venous stasis. Technically this would be a multifactorial reason for the wound not healing.
Answered on Mar 15, 2014

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