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A 54-year-old female asked about a 90-year-old female:

what is the best treatment to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

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Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on the cause: Most leg ulcers are the result of poor venous flow out of the leg and chronic swelling. This is not something to self diagnose and treat. Loss of limb is a real possibility if not correctly treated. You need to have diagnostic testing of the blood flow in the legs both venous and arterial perhaps. Frequently the treatment is compression stockings after achieving healing.
Dr. Andrew Kramer
General Surgery 35 years experience
Compression: Wearing pressure gradient compression stockings, elevation of your legs whenever sitting or on pillows when laying down and moisturizers on the lower legs.

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