TYPE OF SURGERIES

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Venous Ulcers

  • Venous Ulcers

Description of disability:

Venous stasis ulcers account for 70 to 80 percent of all lower extremity ulcers.Varicose veins, sustained venous hypertension, due to chronic venous insufficiency lead to damage of valves in the legs. This results in tissue swelling, increase in pressure, and formation of venous ulcers. These ulcers are most often found on medial side of ankle, mostly around the maleoli and calf. Pitting oedema is often present and may predate the ulcer. Leg ulcers usually occur secondary to venous reflux or obstruction, but 20% of people with leg ulcers have arterial disease, with or without venous disorders. Venous ulcers are the most common form of leg ulcers and their incidence is increasing as the population ages. Patients with venous leg ulcers usually have extensive symptoms both related to their venous insufficiency and to the wound itself, often combined with a reduced quality of life. The diagnosis should be confirmed with tests for venous insufficiency and an assessment of arterial disease determined by a Doppler Ankle-Brachial ratio.

Treatment:

The ulcers were debrided up to healthy granulation tissue and split skin grafting was undertaken.

Post operative care:

Strict elevation of the part has to be done for a minimum of 10 days and the patient is usually admitted. Regular follow-ups and dressings are required.


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