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Dr. Ruben’s Venous Insufficiency Article

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Dr. Ruben’s Venous Insufficiency Article explains this condition thoroughly in his Woundsource article here.

Venous Insufficiency: blood and other fluids can't travel up toward the heart because of faulty valves inside the vein. This is explained in Dr. Ruben's venous insufficiency article.

Venous Insufficiency: blood and other fluids can’t travel up toward the heart because of faulty valves inside the vein. This is explained in Dr. Ruben’s venous insufficiency article.

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) refers to a long-term condition where the veins inside the legs have lost their ability to move blood back up to the heart from the legs. This occurs because the vein walls have weakened to the point where the venous pumps are no longer sufficient enough to send blood back up, against gravity, to the heart. CVI also affects the tiny valves inside the leg veins. When these valves do not close sufficiently, blood seeps back down past the valves and pools in the lower legs.

Many treatments are available including our in-house venous ablation(more…)

Avoid Amputation At Encompass HealthCare & Watch Our Video

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

We avoid amputation by delivering the most sophisticated wound healing technology to our patients…all outside of a hospital, safely at our in-house wound treatment center.

At Encompass Healthcare, our patients have been able to avoid amputation because we have access to hospital-level technology without the hassles that hospitals present. Our sophisticated wound care technology includes treatments such as venous ablation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, I.V. antibiotics, x-rays, special dressings and a home-like atmosphere that is anything but hospital-like!  (more…)

Treating Lymphedema Successfully

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

TREATING LYMPHEDEMA SUCCESSFULLY: A CASE STUDY

Treating lymphedema successfully in our outpatient setting has allowed patient M. Silver to begin to heal his bilateral, lower extremity swelling (photo above is not M. Silver, but rather an example of lower extremity lymphedema.)  M. Silver has venous insufficiency, swelling in his legs, and has developed an ulcer between his 1st and 2nd toe, resulting in a fungal infection.

Treatment began with compression therapy, applied by Julia, our certified, manual, lymphedemic physical therapist, an Unna Boot, an increase in his diruetics (medicine to reduce swelling,) an oral fungal pill called Lamisil, and a special powder called Nystatin (both used to treat the fungus.)

M.Silver has been here for only 1 week and he is already improving, estimating his full treatment at about 2-4 weeks total.  All in our outpatient setting, so M.Silver can get his treatment, get healed, and get on with his life.

Treating lymphedema successfully can be achieved if all of the underlying conditions causing lymphedema are addressed.

 

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