Areas Affected by Venous Skin Ulcers

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.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
Last Revised August 9, 2013

Last Revised: August 9, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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