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Varicose ulcers

The varicose ulcer is one of the main complications of varicose veins, phlebitis and venous disease in general.

It is a skin wound that usually appears in the legs or feet of patients with circulatory disorders of venous origin. In a context of poor blood circulation, small trauma, such as a blow on the calf, the friction of a shoe or the cracks in the skin may cause venous ulcers.


When it is of venous origin, the varicose ulcer imposes the wearing of compression stockings whose elastic compression makes it possible to reduce the local edema and to improve the venous return. To minimize the risk of recurrence, weight gain should be avoided and moderate physical activity is encouraged.

Venous insufficiency in the lower limbs

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