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Areas Affected by Venous Skin Ulcers

Leg and foot areas affected by venous skin ulcers

A venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound that develops when the leg veins do not move blood back toward the heart normally. Most venous skin ulcers develop on either side of the lower leg, above the ankle and below the calf.

Current as of: July 6, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Margaret Doucette DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine

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