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Sunday, September 1, 2013




 Gaiter areas where Venous Ulcers Occur





Examination of the patient with venous stasis ulcer(s)



most commonly found on the medial aspect of the leg, the medial malleolus


the ulcer may be near circumferential, encircling or nearly encircling the lower leg


association with corona phlebectasia (ankle flare) - the whole ankle having spider veins, reticular veins and small varicose veins - this may extend into the medial (inside) arch of the foot, dorsum (top) of the foot and lateral ankle and foot (outside ankle)


there may be associated lipodermatosclerosis (hardening of the skin and fatty tissue) with brown back discoloration of the skin


infection of the surrounding tissue (redness and foul smelling drainange) or cellulitis (red streaks that are warm and run up the leg and down into the foot)


For the treatment of venous stasis ulcers with EVLT, VNUS Closure or ClariVein, contact Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS at the Vein Treatment Center with offices in Williamsville, New York and Clarence, New York or call 716-839-3638.


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS is triple board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery (cardiovascular surgery), and phlebology (diseases of the venous system and lymphatic system).   and  are partners with



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