Can a leg ulcer be permanently removed through varicose vein surgery?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 13 answers . 2 years ago

I have a ulcer on my leg. Can this vein be repaired permanently? Every so often my leg develops an ulcer near the same spot.

ANSWERS


2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Venous disease is incurable but it can be managed. With treatment, it can heal, but you should probably wear compression hose for life.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Venous disease is incurable but it can be managed. With treatment, it can heal, but you should probably wear compression hose for life.


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

Possibly, depending on the source of the ulcer. If it is venous in nature and you have a vein problem that is fixable, it may be a recent recurrence.

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

Possibly, depending on the source of the ulcer. If it is venous in nature and you have a vein problem that is fixable, it may be a recent recurrence.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

Having the varicose veins treated that feed that ulcer will allow faster and better healing of that ulcer. If there are veins that are left untreated feeding that ulcer, it will have a difficult time healing fully. Ultrasound is recommended and varicose vein treatment would be the next step.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

Having the varicose veins treated that feed that ulcer will allow faster and better healing of that ulcer. If there are veins that are left untreated feeding that ulcer, it will have a difficult time healing fully. Ultrasound is recommended and varicose vein treatment would be the next step.


2 years ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

The procedure for varicose veins helps to improve the blood flow to the skin which helps the wound heal. Typically a scar remains after the healing takes place. Some patients with wounds come to us after seeing a wound care specialist who applies special dressings and ointments to the wound, helping it to heal from the inside out.

2 years ago by The Vascular Institute at Teton Radiology (View Profile)

The procedure for varicose veins helps to improve the blood flow to the skin which helps the wound heal. Typically a scar remains after the healing takes place. Some patients with wounds come to us after seeing a wound care specialist who applies special dressings and ointments to the wound, helping it to heal from the inside out.


2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists (View Profile)

If you have a venous stasis ulcer (an ulcer that is caused by a refluxing vein) then treatment of that vein can help heal the ulcer and keep it healed for a significant period of time. There is no "permanent" cure for venous stasis disease.

2 years ago by Lubbock Vein Specialists (View Profile)

If you have a venous stasis ulcer (an ulcer that is caused by a refluxing vein) then treatment of that vein can help heal the ulcer and keep it healed for a significant period of time. There is no "permanent" cure for venous stasis disease.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Possibly. If this is is a venous stasis ulcer, it often heals permanently if the underlying venous disorder (called venous reflux) is treated and cured by a vein specialist. You should also be evaluated for possible arterial circulation problems, which is best evaluated through an examination by a vascular surgeon.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Possibly. If this is is a venous stasis ulcer, it often heals permanently if the underlying venous disorder (called venous reflux) is treated and cured by a vein specialist. You should also be evaluated for possible arterial circulation problems, which is best evaluated through an examination by a vascular surgeon.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Yes, if the ultrasound exam reveals venous reflux in the superficial veins.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Yes, if the ultrasound exam reveals venous reflux in the superficial veins.


2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Yes, we always look for long term cure of ulcers. One should look for additional vein issues if ulcers return after successful ablation.

2 years ago by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Yes, we always look for long term cure of ulcers. One should look for additional vein issues if ulcers return after successful ablation.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

Your venous ulcer can be fixed permanently. However, in order to do this, all of the abnormal veins within the involved leg need to be addressed. Treating just one vein in the affected leg does not usually fix an ulcer permanently. In all of the patients that I have treated for venous ulcers, I find that they all tend to have a high concentration of abnormal veins in the region around the ulcer in addition to other larger vein issues throughout the remainder of the leg. This is why properly treating your ulcer does take some time.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

Your venous ulcer can be fixed permanently. However, in order to do this, all of the abnormal veins within the involved leg need to be addressed. Treating just one vein in the affected leg does not usually fix an ulcer permanently. In all of the patients that I have treated for venous ulcers, I find that they all tend to have a high concentration of abnormal veins in the region around the ulcer in addition to other larger vein issues throughout the remainder of the leg. This is why properly treating your ulcer does take some time.


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

Many chronic or recurring lower leg ulcers are due to venous insufficiency and/or obstruction of veins in the leg and/or pelvis. A thorough venous color duplex exam of the leg and the abdominal/pelvic veins is important to evaluate the reasons for the ulcer if clinical exam suggests that it may be of venous origin. Treatments for the venous insufficiency or for the venous outflow obstruction often make a very big difference in healing the ulcer and in preventing recurrence.

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

Many chronic or recurring lower leg ulcers are due to venous insufficiency and/or obstruction of veins in the leg and/or pelvis. A thorough venous color duplex exam of the leg and the abdominal/pelvic veins is important to evaluate the reasons for the ulcer if clinical exam suggests that it may be of venous origin. Treatments for the venous insufficiency or for the venous outflow obstruction often make a very big difference in healing the ulcer and in preventing recurrence.


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

Venous ulcerations are most commonly due to reflux of the greater, lesser saphenous veins or both and then due to perforator reflux. You need a thorough venous reflux exam to find the source/sources of the reflux and then treat them appropriately. Although there is no permanent cure, closure of all sources of reflux and of incompetent feeding veins to the ulcer carries a high success rate.

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

Venous ulcerations are most commonly due to reflux of the greater, lesser saphenous veins or both and then due to perforator reflux. You need a thorough venous reflux exam to find the source/sources of the reflux and then treat them appropriately. Although there is no permanent cure, closure of all sources of reflux and of incompetent feeding veins to the ulcer carries a high success rate.


2 years ago by NYU Vein Center - Morristown (View Profile)

There are different types of treatment available to you that would lessen the chances of recurrence.

2 years ago by NYU Vein Center - Morristown (View Profile)

There are different types of treatment available to you that would lessen the chances of recurrence.


2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

If there is a vein near the ulcer and it has reflux, it may be the reason for the ulcer. If you close or remove that vein, the ulcer should heal and not reoccur.

2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

If there is a vein near the ulcer and it has reflux, it may be the reason for the ulcer. If you close or remove that vein, the ulcer should heal and not reoccur.


Related Questions

Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 year ago
I am 21 years old and recently I have developed a varicose vein on my penis. The vein gives me slight discomfort. I am not sexually active. How can I fix this vein? Is there any medication or procedur...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 5 years ago
And, are there any options in terms of colors or styles?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
Had a phlebectomy and VNUS done 4 weeks ago. I have lumps all along where the vein used to be (ranging from pea size to walnut size). They were painful & had them drained twice now. I still have lumps...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
How long should I wait after varicose vein surgery to take an airplane trip, or does it matter?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
My wife had superficial blood clots in leg. They took ultrasound and she just collapsed 13 days ago in my arms and died in the hospital of a blood clot in the lung. She was healthy and young. No histo...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 5 years ago
I had a phlebectomy that was not successful, then laser ablation and sclerotherapy within 2 months of each other. I now have shooting pains in my leg... is this something that is normal?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
I am 24 yrs old, and after i had my daughter i noticed my legs are veiny. The veins don't bulge out nor are spidery. i was wondering what are they? How should I get rid of them?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
Is this a side effect of having varicose veins and can varicose vein surgery effectively treat this condition?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 year ago
I am 21 years old and within the past four years I have developed spider veins and large veins that are visible in my legs. They are also elevated over my shins. Varicose veins run in my family, but i...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
This pain occurs after I have been active on my legs. My varicose vein surgery was about five months ago.
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 3 years ago
I have spider veins and varicose veins. Will my insurance ppo bluecross pay for it? I was told by my insurance co they would pay if it is medically necessary, they hurt and are getting worse, I am ...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
One week after varicose vein surgery I developed a golf ball size swelling on the inside of my ankle that is very sensitive to touch. Is this normal?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 3 years ago
What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed? For example, do I have to sit and rest it and how long will i need off work?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 year ago
I am getting ready to have a varicose vein treatment but am afraid that I may develop blood clots and die. What should I do? Thanks.
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
I had varicose vein surgery 14 years ago to strip veins from my right leg. I have had severe pain in my groin and lower abdomen for years. Just found out the surgeon left three surgical clips in my g...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
I have a large number of varicose veins covering both legs. I want to get them treated but I'm afraid I won't have many veins left! Is there a point where you shouldn't have them all removed/injected ...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 years ago
I had a main vein stripped and incisions by knee done 4 days ago. It looks like its healing well, but I am getting a burning sensation. What does this mean?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
I just had a venus reflux exam indicating I have superficial & deep system reflux which has changed from a year ago. I'm concerned about my leg's future if the superficial cannot be treated because it...
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 3 years ago
If someone has had varicose vein surgery, can they come back? At any time? What are the odds of this?
See More
Varicose Vein Surgery - 4 years ago
Is there a difference between PAD & varicose veins, and are there tests to confirm? Also can you have Venous closure surgery done if you have PAD?
See More
Need Help?
Get answers from experienced doctors
Ask Now

Most Active Doctors


,

,

Recently Asked Questions