Venous ulcer is an occlusion in the vein or wound due to high blood pressure on the ankle inner region due to serious leaks. In this area, before the venous ulcer develops, skin nutrition due to leaking proteins due to the effect of high pressure is gradually deteriorating.
Venous ulcer development stages;
If this high pressure is not prevented in the following process, an ulcer develops.
Figure 1. Venous ulcer
Detailed venous Doppler ultrasound should be performed before starting treatment in patients presenting with venous ulcers. The pathology causing should be revealed. Often the cause is deep vein occlusion and insufficiency.
If leakage is detected in the veins in Doppler examination, treatment should be applied accordingly.
If this leak is caused by leakage in deep veins that were previously blocked and opened, it is not possible to treat these leaks. However, if there are leaks in superficial veins, these should be eliminated.
Treatment of venous ulcer differs considerably in terms of normal wound. In these, an elastic bandage or varicose socks should be worn to protect the wound area from the effect of this pressure due to its development due to the effect of high pressure.
If there is a leak due to superficial vein leakage and treatment, the ulcer does not recur. However, an ulcer caused by deep vein occlusion recurred if varicose stockings or elastic bandages are not used.
Necessary changes in lifestyle in venous ulcer
ANTALYA VARICOSE VEINS/Dr.İlhan Gölbaşı