Venous ulcers (stasis ulcers, varicose ulcers, or ulcus cruris) are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs. They are the major cause of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of chronic wound cases. Venous ulcers develop mostly along the medial distal leg, and can be very painful.
Elastic compression stockings
Surgery for venous ulcer
The main aims of surgery are:
Combination of venous surgery and compression is helpful
Surgical options for venous ulcer are:
Complications of venous ulceration –
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