When chronic venous insufficiency reaches its most serious point, ulcers may appear on the lower leg. These open ulcers are the result of blood leaking into the leg tissue and damaging the skin. Open sores need to be treated by a doctor immediately.
On Friday, April 20 Dr. Bunke-Paquette joined distinguished faculty to participate in UCSD’s 35th Annual Assembly in Surgery, held in the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. She discussed the modern management of venous leg ulcers to the attendees who were surgeons. One of Dr. Bunke-Paquette’s area of expertise is in the treatment of the venous leg ulcers. She discussed new methods of treatment for the venous leg ulcer. Dr. Bunke-Paquette explained how the goal of treatment is to eliminate the underlying venous insufficiency, which is the cause for the venous leg ulcer. She described non-surgical treatment methods such as foam sclerotherapy and endovenous radiofrequency and laser ablation therapies.
The 35th Annual Postgraduate Assembly in Surgery is a 4-day conference that was designed to bring the practicing surgeon up-to-date on the latest developments in general surgery and surgical specialties.