Application of an unna boot is available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from many Michigan Oakland County cities. We also serve Macomb and Wayne counties.
An unna boot is a special medicine-impregnated gauze used to treat venous stasis ulcers through a stretch compression that eases leg swelling (fluids) back into the veins of the leg. The gauze is saturated with a white thick creamy mixture of zinc oxide to promote healing. Since venous stasis ulcers arise from fluid leakage into the leg’s soft tissues, reversing this through use of an unna boot will conservatively aid healing.
It is used to treat venous stasis ulcers in the lower leg. Other conservative therapies such as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD,) or a multiple layer compression therapies such as Coban wraps may also be used.
[perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]It is used to treat venous stasis ulcers in the lower leg. Other conservative therapies such as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD,) or multiple layer compression therapies such as Coban wraps may also be used.[/perfectpullquote]
Once the boot has successfully healed the venous ulcer, a pneumatic compression pump may be prescribed for use at home to support venous insufficiency and prevent further recurrence of a venous stasis ulcer.
For extreme cases of venous insufficiency, in-office, minimally invasive venous ablation may be used.