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Chronic Venous Stasis Ulcers
Yes: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers or inability to heal minor wounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venous stasis is the backup of venous blood flow due to malfunctioning(refluxing) of the venous valves. These valves occur in the superficial , perforator and deep venous systems. When these valves malfunction, the back pressure builds up in the veins leading to venous hypertension and symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or tiredness. Signs of venous stasis would be ...Read more
Compression: The most important treatment to a venous stasis ulcer is compression wrap or hose. The compression of the wrap must sufficient to counterbalance the underlying venous hypertension. The venous hypertension vhtn is the cause of the weeping and ulcer. Vhtn pressure is the result of gravity and faulty valves.Once proper compression is applied weeping and proper wound care is applied weeping will stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Skin tears alone don't cause venous stasis ulcers. Wounds can heal poorly with several medical conditions, including severe varicose vein disease and severe venous insufficiency -in which case they may need to be treated like a venous ulcer. A venous stasis ulcer can occur without prior skin injury and can take months to years to heal. Treatment of varicose veins before an ulcer occurs is best.. ...Read more
I've got venous stasis ulcers. Who has the best site for easy to understand information on this subject?
Many places to go to: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/chronic-venous-disease-beyond-the-basics.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have venous stasis ulcers. Who has the best website for easy to understand information on this subject?
Stress Veins: Not specifically. Stress is never a helpful thing--we do not recommend stress to help cure our patients no matter what the disease may be. Venous stasis ulcers will worsen if the underlying pathology, increased pressure of the veins, is not addressed nor treated appropriately. Other causes of worsening ulcers can include an infectious etiology also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coding: Not sure why codes are important to you. There are a group of codes that describe venous hypertension, with and without inflammation, and with and without ulceration. There are another set of codes that describe ulcerations and these vary depending on the location along the lower extremity that they are found. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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