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does anyone know the best way to treat leg ulcers?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Treat the cause: Depend on the cause, pressure ulcer must relief pressure, venous ulcer must treat reflux and sweling and compress the ulcer, arterial or ischemic ulcer need improve blood flow by bypass or stent, infected ulcer need antibiotics .. Etc. Must check with a doctor.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
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Jul 22, 2013
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Prevention is always best! accurate diagnosis is critical. Venous stasis -post phlebitic syndrome is cause of a large number. Cure is possible but management and stabilizing is most common. Vascular surgeons are the usual specialists.

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Depends: There are many causes for leg ulcers, and depending on the cause, ther treatment will be different. You should be seen by a vascular surgeon our a round clinic. There are many topical therapies. Swelling, if present, needs to be treated and it is important to net sure there is adequate circulation.
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