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What is the treatment of a single leg ulcer in an much older man?

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In brief: Depends

Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg.
The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem.

In brief: Depends

Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg.
The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Ulcer

It depends on the cause In general the most important thing is to elevate the leg to reduce swelling which helps in the healing process

In brief: Ulcer

It depends on the cause In general the most important thing is to elevate the leg to reduce swelling which helps in the healing process
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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