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Dr. Douglas Joyce
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What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

Dr. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
211K people helped
What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Leg Ulcers (Definition)

Leg ulcers is a common term for when blood pools in the superficial veins of the legs leading to compression and inflammation of the skin. This damage to the skin causes the skin to breakdown and hence a ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
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What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
What is a good treatment for leg ulcers?

Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
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What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

Leg ulcers: Great qustion, but too general to answer. It depends on what type of ulcer you are dealing with: pressure ulcers require that pressure is redistributed; vein ulcers require compression; and arterial ulcers require that you try to fix the arteries. For the wound itself, we strive for moist healing but removing the devitalized tissue by mechanical or chemical means. ...Read more

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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Board Certified, Podiatry
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There is an ointment specially made in switzerland for the treatment of leg ulcers; can you find it in the u.S.?

Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Board Certified, Podiatry
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There is an ointment specially made in switzerland for the treatment of leg ulcers; can you find it in the u.S.?

FDA approved?: If it isn't fda approved then you will not be able to find it here. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Kramer
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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What is the best treatment to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

Dr. Andrew Kramer
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is the best treatment  to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

Compression: Wearing pressure gradient compression stockings, elevation of your legs whenever sitting or on pillows when laying down and moisturizers on the lower legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Should i be concerned if my mom has leg ulcers from poor circulation. Would fibracol be good for treatment?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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No: Don't try to treat this yourself. Leg ulcers require expert care from a wound center that specializes in it. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
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What are good treatments for leg ulcers?

Dr. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
211K people helped
What are good treatments for leg ulcers?

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%. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
211K people helped
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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

Dr. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
35 years in practice
211K people helped
What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

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%. ...Read more

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Board Certified, Wound care
14 years in practice
386K people helped
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Can medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers?

Dr. Lauren Romeo
Board Certified, Wound care
14 years in practice
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Yes: They can remove dead tissue in the ulcer bed without pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
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Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Dr. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

Leeches leg ulcers: Leeches can be effective when an area has venous congestion; the leeches withdraw the blood from the congested area. Medicinal leeches are different than those obtained elsewhere. There are no studies of value showing that they help with infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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