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Leg Ulcer Research – Leg Ulcers Heal More Quickly

A medical study published in the New England Journal of Medicine just a few days’ ago confirms what many vein experts already knew.¬†Early endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux results in faster healing of venous leg ulcers and more time free from ulcers than deferred endovenous ablation.

This answers the question that many patients ask: “If I have a leg ulcer, should I have my veins treated now, or should I wait until the ulcer is healed?”

You can read the study¬†for yourself in full. But in summary, this is … Continue reading »

New for 2018: The Comprehensive Review of Varicose Veins, Varicose Eczema, Leg Ulcers, Hand Veins

Comprehensive Review of All Aspects of Lower Limb Vein Conditions.

Everyone knows that venous disease is common and important. The Bonn Vein Study is one of the largest and most quoted medical studies looking at how common venous disease is. It looked at over 3000 adults: the participants completed a questionnaire, they were examined carefully and they underwent an ultrasound scan. They were allocated into one of 7 classes. C0 being a completely normal assessment with no signs of vein abnormality all the way to C6 which is an open leg ulcer. There are … Continue reading »

What is the cause of Varicose Veins, Varicose Eczema and Leg Ulcers?

Although surface varicose veins are pretty obvious, the cause of varicose veins is deeper under the skin. It is a problem called superficial venous reflux.

That is a defect in the one-way valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. Venous valves are delicate folds in the lining of the vein that open and close keeping blood flowing in the correct direction. In the legs, healthy vein valves direct blood from the foot upwards back towards the heart. When the one-way valves in the veins do not work properly, gravity can pull the blood downwards … Continue reading »