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What are the differences between a venous stasis ulcer and an ischemic ulcer?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Ulcer artery vs vein

Venous ulcers are due to high blood pressure of the veins resulting in the leakage of fluid into the tissues of the legs.
Compression of the lower extremities and surgery on the veins can correct this. Ischemic ulcers are due to problems with arteries. There are larger arteries and small microscopic ones and either or both can have blockages. They usually can be discerned from each other.

In brief: Ulcer artery vs vein

Venous ulcers are due to high blood pressure of the veins resulting in the leakage of fluid into the tissues of the legs.
Compression of the lower extremities and surgery on the veins can correct this. Ischemic ulcers are due to problems with arteries. There are larger arteries and small microscopic ones and either or both can have blockages. They usually can be discerned from each other.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Leg ulcers.

Venous stasis ulcers are due to increased venous pressure typically occurring at the medial or lateral ankle due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the superficial, deep or perforating system of veins.
Ischemic ulcers are due to insufficient arterial blood supply to an area (usually the foot or toes). One ulcer is a venous problem and the other is an arterial issue.

In brief: Leg ulcers.

Venous stasis ulcers are due to increased venous pressure typically occurring at the medial or lateral ankle due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the superficial, deep or perforating system of veins.
Ischemic ulcers are due to insufficient arterial blood supply to an area (usually the foot or toes). One ulcer is a venous problem and the other is an arterial issue.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Blood supply

Ischemic ulcer is caused by a deficiency of blood supply from tue artery and is treated by a vascular epub with surgery.
Stasis ulcers are caused by a varicose vein where. Lope stays at the site can be treated medically .It will recur if the varicose gains are not removed by laser or surgery.

In brief: Blood supply

Ischemic ulcer is caused by a deficiency of blood supply from tue artery and is treated by a vascular epub with surgery.
Stasis ulcers are caused by a varicose vein where. Lope stays at the site can be treated medically .It will recur if the varicose gains are not removed by laser or surgery.
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