Venous insufficiency is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart and causing...
Family history of venous insufficiency and ulcers
Prevalent features: cramping, pruritus, prickling, and throbbing sensation
Pain that may improve with leg elevation
Treatment options: conservative management, mechanical treatment, medications, and surgical options
Goals: Reduce edema, improve ulcer healing, and prevent recurrence.
I87.2 Venous insufficiency (chronic) (peripheral)
I83.009 Varicose veins of unsp lower extremity w ulcer of unsp site
I89.0 Lymphedema, not elsewhere classified
I83.008 Varicos vn unsp low ext...
The diagnosis of venous ulcers is clinical; however, exams such as ABI and color duplex ultrasonography may be helpful if the diagnosis is unclear.
Compression therapy is the standard o...
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