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What is the treatment for leg ulcers?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology

In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
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