We diagnose and treat leg and ankle ulcers, (sometimes called venous stasis ulcers) using hospital-level technologies and therapies.
Leg and ankle ulcers (sometimes called venous stasis ulcers) result when there is poor blood circulation back up to the heart from a wound site. This poor circulation is called “venous insufficiency” meaning that the valves inside the leg veins are not working sufficiently enough to prevent gravity from allowing blood to flow back down toward the feet.
Consequently, even a minor break in the skin below where the vein valves are operating insufficiently can become ulcerated and non-healing.
The treatment for leg and ankle venous stasis ulcers begins with compression therapies to move the fluids that have leaked out of the valves into the surrounding tissues back into the veins.
At Encompass HealthCare, we utilize four forms of compression therapy:
- Compression bandaging (unna boots)
- New compression wraps
- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
- Sequential vasopneumatic compression pumps.
In addition, we now offer venous ablation, which is an office procedure and completely dissolves the problem vein leading to the underlying reason why your wound may not be healing.
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