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Venous Ulcer

  • Himanshu Verma
  • Ramesh K. Tripathi
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Abstract

Chronic wounds in legs associated with clinical and radiological findings of chronic venous insufficiency are termed as venous ulcers. Venous ulcers are one of the most common types of leg ulcers. Different studies have reported its prevalence ranging from 0.7 to 2.4 %, which further increases with ageing population [1, 2]. Typically venous ulcers are recurrent in nature and therefore have a huge impact in treatment cost. In the United States, annual cost of venous ulcer treatment is over 2.5 billion dollars a year, and the annual estimated cost in the United Kingdom is 300–600 million pounds [3, 4].

Keywords

Iliac Vein Great Saphenous Vein Venous Ulcer Chronic Venous Insufficiency Compression Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryNarayan Institute of Vascular SciencesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Vascular and Endovascular SurgeryNarayan Institute of Vascular Sciences HealthcareBangaloreIndia

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