What are venous ulcers?
Venous ulcers are the long-term consequence of vein disease and form when the one-way valves in the veins no longer work as they are designed. When this happens, there is a swelling (reflux) of blood flow in the superficial veins. This can cause swelling and inflammation in the surrounding tissues which block oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Tissue damage to the skin then occurs and an ulcer eventually forms.
Research supports that a combined approach of aggressive wound care and treatment of venous insufficiency results in quicker and longer lasting results over wound care alone. Using VVCs comprehensive approach, we can help your wounds to heal.