Until recently, patients suffering from venous ulcers were told to wear compression stockings and to elevate their legs whenever possible. Now, recent advances in minimally invasive laser vein treatment offer long lasting cures without the need for endless wraps, lotions, compression stockings and Unna boots.
Venous ulcers are wounds or open sores on the lower extremities, which are very slow to heal and often recur. They affect over 500,000 people in the United States and account for approximately 75% of all leg ulcers. They are associated with venous insufficiency or may be a complication of post-thrombotic syndrome (blood clots). The patient may suffer from pain, infection and disfigurement.