San Francisco, CA
A 39-year-old female asked:
I currently have a leg ulcer but i need a hip replacement surgery. i cant walk without a walker. first it started with venous stasis eczema then an ulcer formed. how can i fix this so i can get my surgery.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
315 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Phlebology 47 years experience
Leg ulcer.: The first step would be to find the cause of the ulcer. It would be due to many factors such as diabetes, venous insufficiency. arterial insufficiency or pressure. See a vascular surgeon for a full evaluation so that a diagnosis could be made and a treatment plan instituted. The ulcer should be treated before the hip surgery.
265 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Wound care: Ultimately seeing a wound care specialist can help. There have been some tremendous advancements in the field of wound care that have led to high healing rates.
263 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 15, 2018
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