A venous ulcer occurs when there is a problem with your veins, often in your lower leg, that keeps the blood from flowing correctly. Inefficient venous blood flow is called venous insufficiency. As fluid and pressure build, blood and other fluids can leak out of your veins and into the surrounding skin, leading to tissue breakdown. Then you need venous skin ulcer treatment from an experienced vein specialist in Manhattan, like Dr. Susan Bard.
Venous stasis ulcers usually occur from untreated venous insufficiency. It can become a chronic condition. It is also referred to as gravitational dermatitis, venous stasis dermatitis or venous eczema. Be vigilant about skin care and any other venous ulcer treatment regimens — such as platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), a cutting-edge technology that your NYC doctor offers.