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Leg Ulcer

A leg ulcer is simply a break in the skin of the leg which is taking longer than normal to heal.

The immediate cause is usually a minor injury to the skin. In most people such an injury will heal up without difficulty within a week or two. However, if there is an underlying problem the skin does not heal and the area of breakdown may even increase in size. This is a chronic leg ulcer.

Investigation of leg ulcers involves ultrasound scanning of veins and sometimes arterial imaging. Treatment may be compression, laser or surgery.

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