Areas Affected by Venous Skin Ulcers


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Leg and foot areas affected by venous skin ulcers

A venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound that develops when the leg veins do not move blood back toward the heart normally. Most venous skin ulcers develop on either side of the lower leg, above the ankle and below the calf.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine

Current as ofMarch 20, 2017

Current as of: March 20, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine