Vein Ulcer Therapy - Vivid Vascular, Serving Miami and All of South Florida
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Vein Ulcer Therapy

Getting You Back On Your Feet

Chronic or non-healing leg or foot ulcers are a significant medical problem among adults.  In fact, approximately 1 percent of the population will have them at some point.  These ulcers are wounds that just won’t go away, often beginning as small scrapes or cuts that continue to progress to large tissue defects of several centimeters or more.

Eighty percent of these wounds are actually caused by underlying superficial venous insufficiency. This happens when the damaged veins cause abnormally high blood pressure in the veins which damages the skin on the lower legs and ankles, and eventually leads to ulcers. The ulcers themselves are breaks in the skin of the leg, which allow air and bacteria to penetrate to underlying tissue.

Symptoms

Patients should be on the lookout for these early signs of venous insufficiency:

  • Swelling and/or heaviness that worsens over the course of the day
  • Pain or cramping that worsens over the course of the day
  • Cramping at night relieved by elevation or walking
  • Varicose veins or prominent spider veins
  • Darkening of the skin in the ankle and/or calf

 

Additionally, if you have any of the following symptoms, Dr. Gropper and his staff can evaluate and recommend appropriate treatment:

  • A vein sore or sores aka venous ulcers
  • An ulcer on your leg, foot, toe or ankle
  • Diabetic related chronic ulcers or sores that are not healing
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Other nonhealing ulcerations, sores or wounds
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Treatment

At Vivid Vascular, our goal is to treat the external ulcer(s) while also treating the root cause.

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

The first step is to use non-invasive diagnostic testing to determine the extent of your injury and any underlying causes, and then to formulate a proper treatment protocol.

COMPRESSION

Next, we will control the high pressure in the leg veins, usually through compression bandages or stockings.

DRESSINGS

Next, depending on the state of the ulcer(s), medication and special dressings will be applied.

VEIN TREATMENT

Since the underlying cause of these types of ulcers is varicose veins, it’s important to eliminate the source. Click here to learn more about our varicose vein treatment options.

Are you ready to get your life back? Well, we’re ready to help. Reach out today and get started.