Venous Leg Ulcers
They occur on the lower leg or foot and often after a minor injury.
Healing can take weeks or months or even years.
These ulcers are caused by high pressure in the venous system. This can be as a result of a previous DVT (deep venous thrombosis), venous obstruction or valve incompetence. A thorough history and examination following by several diagnostic tests can help diagnose the cause of the ulcer and stablish the best treatment plan.