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Symptoms of Venous Ulcers:

Venous Ulcers are slow-healing painful wounds that develop on the lower leg and can typically cause the following symptoms:
  • Itching and Tingling
  • Red, blue, or purple skin appearance similar to a bruise
  • Odor
  • Pus or other fluid oozing from sore

Venous Ulcer Risk Factors:

Common conditions and risk factors that contribute to Venous Ulcers include:
  • Smoking
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Edema
  • Previous Leg Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Types of Venous Ulcer Treatment 

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NWPT)

Treatment Type 1

NPWT treats severe wounds that are beyond the care of standard antibiotics and bandaging. NPWT uses a special dressing that seals the wound. A gentle vacuum pump is attached to remove drainage from the wound.

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Specialty Dressings and Wound Care Supplies

Treatment Type 2

Often with wound care, you'll need specific dressings to aid in the healing process. Wound dressing manufacturers offer a wide array of specialty dressings, collagens, silvers, alginates and even basics such as gauze, tape, and bandages.

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