What Are Venous Stasis Ulcers and How Are Venous Stasis Ulcers Treated?
According to the American College of Phlebology, epidemiologic studies have found that the prevalence of venous stasis ulcers (leg ulceration) in adults, either active or healed, is about 1-2%. This is quite a number, suggesting that there are some 3 million to 6 million adults in the United States with venous stasis ulcers (venous ulcers). Depending on the study, venous stasis ulcers are 1.5 to 3 times more common in women than in men. They occur rarely before the age of forty and are found in as many as 3.4 % of patients older than 80 years of age. Venous stasis ulcers have been diagnosed and treated in patients as young as 20 years old! Watch videos about venous stasis ulcers by Dr Karamanoukian (see below) Venous stasis ulcers should not be confused with ulcers related to arterial insufficiency (peripheral arterial disease, PAD) which are due to insufficient flow of oxygenated blood (red blood) to the tissues. This is from advanced atherosclerotic disease in the arterial system of