Venous ulcers are open wounds on your legs or ankles. If you have this type of wound, it generally means you’re dealing with chronic venous disease. Fortunately, Dallas Vein Institute in Dallas, Texas, has state-of-the-art solutions for all stages of vein disease. Experienced interventional radiologist Dev Batra, MD, and the other vein specialists have extensive knowledge and skill in healing venous ulcers, and they’re poised to help you now. Call the office or click the online appointment maker anytime.
Venous ulcers are generally the last stage of chronic venous disease. Usually, before you develop venous ulcers, you experience spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, and skin changes known as venous stasis dermatitis.
A venous ulcer is usually easy to identify visually, based on its location in the lower leg or ankle area. It may have discolored skin around the wound, hardened skin at the wound borders, and intensely red skin. Venous leg ulcers tend to be quite painful, and it’s also common to have cramping and leg heaviness with this condition.
Dallas Vein Institute uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools including vascular ultrasound and ankle-brachial index testing to determine the underlying cause of your venous ulcers. In most cases, vein disease is the problem, so there’s no one better to handle your diagnosis and venous ulcer treatment than these vein experts.
Treatment depends on many factors, including your health, how your symptoms impact your day-to-day life, and how long you’ve been dealing with the venous ulcer. Dallas Vein Institute treats the causative vein disease because that’s the most effective way to eliminate the veins causing your problems.
In VenaSeal™ treatment, your vein specialist injects an adhesive into your diseased vein to seal it shut. Then, your blood moves into different healthy veins in the area.
In ClosureFast™ treatment, your vein specialist at Dallas Vein Institute uses a specialized tool to deliver radiofrequency impulses into the diseased vein tissue. This causes your vein to collapse, and the blood moves to healthy veins.
In ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy, your vein specialist injects diseased veins with a solution that irritates your vein to make it wither and die. Your blood moves to healthy veins near it.
In microphlebectomy, your vein care expert makes very small incisions to pull a diseased varicose vein free and remove it. This treatment is often done after ClosureFast or VenaSeal.
Treatment generally focuses on not only the main diseased vein, but also on the tributary veins feeding it. For example, Dallas Vein Institute may recommend ClosureFast followed by foam sclerotherapy to shut down all diseased veins completely.
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