At Vincent Vein Center, we collaborate with Primary Care Providers and Wound Care Centers to assist in the healing of venous stasis ulcers.
These ulcers can occur on the lower legs and ankles as a result of long-term Venous Insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition which the veins in your legs have problems fighting gravity and pumping blood back up to the heart. This results in your lower veins filling with blood causing the cells to leak out of the veins into the skin and tissues which lead to itching and inflammation.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is often extremely effective in treating the enlarged veins underneath the ulcer, allowing for thorough and permanent healing of venous stasis ulcers.
How to recognize Venous Stasis Ulcers
Venous Stasis Ulcers otherwise known as Stasis dermatitis, are open wounds or sores that repeatedly return and do not heal. Some ulcers may not be painful, but the patient typically has a swollen leg with burning or itching. Other symptoms include aching, throbbing or heaviness in the leg, as well as, increased pain when standing.
The ulcers are usually located in or around the medial or lateral malleoli (ankles). Venous ulcers are red in color and could be covered with a yellow fibrous tissue. Green or yellow discharges may follow if the ulcer becomes infected. Venous stasis ulcers are common in patients with a history of swollen legs and varicose veins or a history of blood clots.
If you feel that you may have venous stasis ulcers or would like to be examined, schedule an appointment.