Skip to main content

Venous Leg Ulcers

Written by

Patients coming to Palm Clinic regarding their varicose veins are often concerned that they may develop a venous leg ulcer. They recall an older relative “who used to have awful legs with ulcers, and I do not want that”.

The most common causes of any lower leg ulcer are venous hypertension, arterial disease, neuropathy (often associated with diabetes), pressure injury and ischaemia (poor blood supply)

Venous leg ulceration is a debilitating chronic condition that affects people of all ages but is more common in those aged over 65.

It is generally considered to result from venous occlusion, incompetent calf muscle function or venous valve failure (varicose veins).

It is strongly related to risk factors such as a family history of previous surgery for varicose veins, venous disease, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) congestive heart failure (CHF), obesity, immobility and previous leg injury.

Prevention requires management of underlying venous disease using such modalities as are available at Palm Clinic including Endovenous Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

Staff at Palm Clinic are also trained in the fitting of compression hosiery which is of benefit in both treatment and prevention of venous ulceration.

Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

Why Palm Clinic?

Our highly skilled medical team treat you with care and understanding.

Have a question
or want to make an appointment?

Botox®  is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox® is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.