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Venous Leg Ulcers

An ulcer is a break in the skin which fails to heal.  There are many causes, but venous ulcers are the most common accounting for about 80% of all chronic 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.



Our specialist doctors are dedicated to providing effective treatment for venous or arterial conditions and giving you back your confidence and wellbeing.