Is leg elevation enough to heal a venous ulcer?


Chronic venous reflux disease causing venous hypertension (i.e. high pressure in the venous system, not the arterial system) is believed to be the etiology of venous stasis ulcer formation in the legs. Compression garments and bandages as well as leg elevation has been considered a proven measure to help heal venous stasis ulcers. However, the most important component of care is treating the venous reflux disease using the newer ablative techniques such as VNUS Closure or endovenous laser therapy (EVLT).

Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD

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Buffalo Phlebologist