Ulcers are wounds or open sores that will not heal. Venous ulcers are quite common in the U.S. and affect between 500,000 and 2 million people each year.
On the leg, venous and arterial ulcers are often caused by:
To diagnose a venous or arterial ulcer and develop a customized treatment plan, a wound healing expert will examine the affected area and use:
Helpful treatments for leg ulcers include:
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