Venous Ulcers, which are more common in the elderly, should be treated with varicose surgery soon after they occur, according to new research. Delaying until the wound has healed – which is the standard treatment – is less effective. The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, studied 450 UK patients with the most common type of leg ulcers known as Venous Ulcers. These ulcers are caused by bad circulation in the lower leg and often due to faulty veins in the leg called varicose veins. These allow blood to flow in
The post Don’t delay treatment for venous ulcers appeared first on The Hippocratic Post.