The most severe stage of venous reflux disease occurs when the inadequate blood flow results in an ulcer. These ulcers commonly occur near the ankle as raw and painful wounds. They are difficult to treat. Often, antibiotics and salves are not enough to heal an ulcer completely. The best way to treat a venous ulcer is to treat the underlying cause. Up to 90 percent of all leg ulcer cases are due to the improper functioning of the patient’s venous valves. These ulcers are often painful and can significantly hamper a patient’s quality of life. People who suffer from venous ulcers should get immediate attention to avoid infection and further complications. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends referral to a vascular service for anyone with a leg ulcer.

We’re So Vain is experienced in providing a cutting-edge approach to treating patients with advanced symptoms of venous reflux, such as leg ulcers.

 

Venous Ulcers

 

Treatment Options

VNUS Closure™ Procedure

The VNUS Closure™ Procedure is an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, bringing state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease.

Venous Ulcer and Perforating Vein Treatments

The VNUS ClosureRFS™ Stylet allows our practice to offer you a minimally-invasive option to traditional surgery for the venous ulcers on your legs.