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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 answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Ulcer treatment soon: Go to a wound clinic for leg ulcer. If you are over weight start working on reducing. Ketogenic diet & some form of exercise.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 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.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 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.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2018

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