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Venous Ulcers and Ankle Pigmentation

Venous ulcers are wounds or open sores, most commonly occurring between the knee and ankle, which are extremely complex and, therefore, difficult to heal.

Sept. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Venous ulcers are wounds or open sores, most commonly occurring between the knee and ankle, which are extremely complex and, therefore, difficult to heal. These are common ulcerations in that they account for majority of ulcerations in the lower extremities. Venous ulcers begin as minor wounds, but grow to large sizes if they are not treated by a medical professional. They are very painful and can limit mobility and deteriorate quality of life.

Venous ulcers are caused by venous insufficiency. When the venous valves in the deep veins of the leg muscle fail to push blood flow toward the heart, oxygen and nutrient depleted blood is allowed to flow backward and pool in the veins.  This creates high pressure and swelling, which leads to varicose veins. This pooled blood in the varicose veins slows blood flow and causes damage to the surrounding tissue, leading to the development of ankle pigmentation and venous ulcer. Ulcers are typically green in color and surrounded by a dark red or brown skin, and are often accompanied with a pungent smell due to infection.

Venous ulcers are difficult wounds to heal and require aggressive treatment from an experienced and knowledgeable physician/surgeon in Beverly Hills. It is best to have a venous ulcer treated as soon as possible as they become more difficult to heal as they spread over a larger surface, and eventually lead to infection of the bone (osteomyelitis) and amputation.

To treat venous ulcers, you should seek help from a vascular specialist to treat the underlying problem of your venous ulcer: venous insufficiency. Dr. Madyoon, a cardiology and vein surgeon in Beverly Hills, uses laser or radio frequency ablation to treat varicose veins directly at the source. The procedure takes 20 minutes with very little pain and discomfort. Following the surgery, this list of therapies will help accelerate the healing time:

•   Topical dressing: Creates a moist environment, which promotes tissue growth
•   Antibiotics: Fights bacteria that slows the tissue healing process
•   Debridement: Removal of dead and infected tissue, which allows healthy tissue to heal

If you have signs of venous insufficiency (swollen legs, varicose veins, leg fatigue), see a physician as soon as possible to avoid a harmful condition, such as a venous ulcer, from developing.

Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute has been providing quality, life-saving cardiology and vein care for patients across the country. Contact Dr. Madyoon’s office online (http://bhvci.com/cardiologistinlosangeles_contact.html) or by phone at 310-289-9955 ext. 2 to schedule an appointment.

For more information on Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute, please visit the company’s website, at http://bhvci.com/index.html.

About Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute

At Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute, Dr. Madyoon uses an unrivaled method that breaks down the cardiovascular system into three parts and employees a comprehensive biochemical analysis of the body, providing you with the most accurate treatment for cardiovascular and venous care.

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