can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg?

Compression Stockings . 9 answers . 3 years ago

Can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg? I've had surgery two years ago because of the ulcer. After a few months the ulcer healed but now it has coem back again. Would I need to have surgery again?

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2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Untreated or missed incompetent perforator veins are the most common cause
of recurrent venous ulcers. These need to be carefully sought out with
duplex ultrasound and treated.

2 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Untreated or missed incompetent perforator veins are the most common cause
of recurrent venous ulcers. These need to be carefully sought out with
duplex ultrasound and treated.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

See your provider. In general however, if your ulcer is from a venous etiology stockings can be helpful, as well as any measure that reduces leg swelling.
Michael D. Ingegno

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

See your provider. In general however, if your ulcer is from a venous etiology stockings can be helpful, as well as any measure that reduces leg swelling.
Michael D. Ingegno


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Need to be seen by vein specialist or wound care specialist.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Need to be seen by vein specialist or wound care specialist.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You should have a thorough evaluation and ultrasound to determine the cause of your ulcer. If it is venous insufficiency, compression hose should be worn but they should be measured and fitted to your non-swollen limb by an experienced fitter. You should see a vascular surgeon who specializes in vein disease. He would be able to determine the appropriate procedure if needed. Often a venous stasis ulcer can be permanently healed by sealing an incompetent saphenous vein (greater, lesser or both), injections into veins around the ulcer and compression hose.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

You should have a thorough evaluation and ultrasound to determine the cause of your ulcer. If it is venous insufficiency, compression hose should be worn but they should be measured and fitted to your non-swollen limb by an experienced fitter. You should see a vascular surgeon who specializes in vein disease. He would be able to determine the appropriate procedure if needed. Often a venous stasis ulcer can be permanently healed by sealing an incompetent saphenous vein (greater, lesser or both), injections into veins around the ulcer and compression hose.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


3 years ago by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology (View Profile)

The answer depends on WHY you have the ulcer. If you have arterial insufficiency then you should not wear the stocking. If you have venous ulcer they may be beneficial. It sounds like you have a more complex history and one that should be discussed with a vascular specialist.

3 years ago by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology (View Profile)

The answer depends on WHY you have the ulcer. If you have arterial insufficiency then you should not wear the stocking. If you have venous ulcer they may be beneficial. It sounds like you have a more complex history and one that should be discussed with a vascular specialist.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Compression stockings are appropriate for some small venous ulcers. Other forms of compression often are used for larger ulcers. If you have a recurrent ulcer, you need to be sure to see a physician experienced in evaluation of venous insufficiency for a work up for venous reflux.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Compression stockings are appropriate for some small venous ulcers. Other forms of compression often are used for larger ulcers. If you have a recurrent ulcer, you need to be sure to see a physician experienced in evaluation of venous insufficiency for a work up for venous reflux.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings will certainly be very important if you have ulcer provided that the ulcer is due to vein disease. But just as important will be to have a re-evaluation of your leg venous circulation. You might need further treatment of your abnormal veins.
Dr Farhy

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Compression stockings will certainly be very important if you have ulcer provided that the ulcer is due to vein disease. But just as important will be to have a re-evaluation of your leg venous circulation. You might need further treatment of your abnormal veins.
Dr Farhy


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You might have another vein feeding the ulcer bed and need to get back to
your vein specialist for another venous ultrasound to see if anything else
is feeding this area. If so then you might need another laser procedure or
possibly injections sclerotherapy of the area around the ulcer.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You might have another vein feeding the ulcer bed and need to get back to
your vein specialist for another venous ultrasound to see if anything else
is feeding this area. If so then you might need another laser procedure or
possibly injections sclerotherapy of the area around the ulcer.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You can use a compression stocking with an ulcer on your leg, and, in fact, this is part of the treatment for an ulcer. I would recommend a re-evaluation of your venous system to look for reflux of the saphenous or perforator systems. If this is present then this should be corrected.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You can use a compression stocking with an ulcer on your leg, and, in fact, this is part of the treatment for an ulcer. I would recommend a re-evaluation of your venous system to look for reflux of the saphenous or perforator systems. If this is present then this should be corrected.


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