If you have an open sore of any type that hasn’t healed in 30 days- it is a chronic wound. Chronic Wounds can be dangerous, inviting infection and causing pain. When a venous leg ulcer or chronic wounds occur on the legs, it may not heal due to problems with the arteries or veins. USA Vein Clinics specialize in the treatment of these arterial and venous leg wounds and they can treat yours.
If you have a wound, you are not alone. Non-healing wounds affect about 3 to 6 million people in the United States- 85% of them over the age of 65.*
More than half of the ulcers occurring in the lower extremities – the legs and ankles- are venous ulcers. They can develop because of high pressure within the veins due to damage of the vein valves due to reflux or obstruction (in patients with a history of DVT)
Arterial ulcers, also called ischemic ulcers, are caused when the body’s arteries don’t deliver enough blood to the legs, ankles and feet. When the tissues are deprived of oxygen they begin to break down and an open wound can develop. Arterial ulcers may also develop