Are Stasis Ulcers or Leg Wounds Caused Varicose Veins?

healed ulcer70% of chronic leg wounds are a result of long standing varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency. Ulcers, or leg wounds are usually preceded by changes of the skin such as a brownish skin discoloration around the ankles and stasis dermatitis. A venous leg ulcer is often referred to as a ‘stasis ulcer’ since blood is stagnant in varicose veins.

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