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Venous Leg Ulcers at Georgia Endovascular

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Venous ulcers are a common chronic wound in the lower leg, specifically around the ankle. If you are struggling with ulcerated legs, there is hope.

Endovascular medicine has witnessed significant advancements, allowing for minimally invasive procedures that effectively treat various conditions. The team at Georgia Endovascular offers superior patient care, providing compassionate and effective treatments for a broad range of vein disorders.

Please seek treatment if you are struggling with leg ulcers and related complications. Comprehensive care can bring relief.

Here’s a look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment protocols for leg ulcers.

What causes leg ulcers?

Venous ulcers develop due to poor blood circulation in the veins of the legs, leading to an accumulation of pressure and fluid. The ulcers are characterized by shallow, irregularly shaped wounds often covered by a yellowish or greenish secretion called an exudate. These ulcers are painful, particularly when the leg is injured or swollen.

What are the different types of leg ulcers?

What are the symptoms of leg ulcers?

Signs of leg ulceration include the following:

Who is at risk for leg ulcers?

Leg ulcerations can affect anyone, but people most at risk experience the following:

Women are also at higher risk of developing leg ulcers, as are people who’ve suffered severe leg injuries, people with varicose veins, and people with impaired leg mobility (paraplegia).

Leg ulcers and vein disease

The common causes of leg ulcers include the following vascular disorders:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common medical condition characterized by the increased force of blood against the walls of the arteries. While it is widely recognized that high blood pressure can lead to various cardiovascular complications, it can also contribute to developing leg ulcers.

Venous insufficiency

A common issue relating to leg ulcers is venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a form of impaired blood flow in the legs. It commonly occurs when the valves in the veins become damaged or weakened, leading to backflow of blood and increased pressure.

When pressure in the blood vessels increases, it can rupture the capillaries in the lower legs, causing blood and fluid leakage, skin discoloration, and the development of ulcerations and wounds.

How are leg ulcers treated?

Historically, venous ulcers were treated with compression garments and wound management. Although compression garments can relieve symptoms and accelerate healing, more effective treatments are available.

Leg ulcers caused by vein disease will not heal without treatment. If left unaddressed, venous ulcers can cause pain, discomfort, and complications like infection. Treating venous ulcers requires a specialized approach. At Georgia Endovascular, our team of specialists offers extensive expertise in symptom management for vascular disorders.

Compassionate Treatment for Leg Ulcers in Georgia

We offer a broad scope of effective therapies, including minimally invasive interventions that improve blood circulation significantly. Our treatment protocols require minimal recovery time and provide long-term symptom relief.

Early intervention can halt pain progression and improve the appearance and function of the lower extremities.

If you are struggling with leg ulcers caused by vein disorders, please contact us today to schedule a comprehensive consultation.

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