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Venous Ulcers

Overview

  • Red, painless ulcers are suggestive of venous insufficiency.
    • Look For

    • Superficial painless red ulcers with moderate exudate, most commonly over the gaiter area (from mid-calf to 1cm below the malleoli)
    • Causes of Venous Ulcers

    • Venous hypertension due to incompetent valves
    • Venous outflow obstruction
    • Calf-muscle pump failure - obesity, immobility
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