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

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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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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

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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What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

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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What is the best treatment to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

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. Douglas Joyce
Board Certified, Phlebology
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What are good treatments for leg ulcers?

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
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What are alternative treatments for venous leg ulcers ?

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. Scott Bolhack
Board Certified, Wound care
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Can medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers?

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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Could medical leech therapy help someone with infected leg ulcers (necrobiosis lapoidica)?

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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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


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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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