Venous Ulcers, Leg Ulcers, and Diabetic Leg Ulcers Treatment
The Effect of Venous Ulcers and Ulcers on Leg
An estimated 2.5 Americans suffer from venous leg ulcers on any given day. In fact venous leg ulcers are the leading cause of chronic wounds in the United States. Typically venous ulcers are ulcers on the leg and not fatal, however venous ulcers are usually a chronic condition that may require treatment. As the ulcers persist, they can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. Unfortunately venous leg ulcers are often painful and can result in complications, limited mobility, reduced productivity and even lead to depression.
Venous Ulcer and Leg Ulcer Treatment Process
The Southern Illinois Vein Center (SIVC ) provides experienced, state-of-the-art care to help understand and treat venous ulcers. Early action is important in regards to venous leg ulcers as it improves treatment efficacy. Complete diagnosis and understanding is the first step in treatment. James V. Robelen is a highly credentialed vascular doctor at SIVC. He begins venous ulcer treatment by examining and mapping the veins with a painless and unobtrusive ultrasound so that he is able to make the most effective diagnosis and treatment plan.
Causes of Leg Ulcers
Venous ulcers are thought to be related to the improper functioning of the valves in a vein. Valve failure, commonly referred to as vascular disease, changes the pressure balance between veins and arteries, permitting blood to pool in veins and the veins, in turn, stretch out. When valve failure occurs there are a number of different potential mechanisms that can lead to an ulcer which becomes a chronic problem. This is the most important reason to identify and resolve the underlying problem.
Quick, Effective, and Caring Treatment for Venous Ulcers
At our vein clinic, Doctor Robelen and his compassionate, professional team provide experienced care and effective treatments for vascular disease. With minimally invasive treatment options, Doctor Robelen can quickly close off diseased veins that may prevent ulcers from healing properly.
Experienced Treatment Options
Doctor Robelen is a board-certified vein surgeon with a long history of treating vein disease. He is experienced with the most effective and patient-friendly treatments available today for chronic leg ulcers and other aspects of vascular disease.