One of the only books discussing new advances in venous ulcer therapy, Venous Ulcers provides a comprehensive look at the molecular biology and pathophysiology of venous ulcers. It discusses the many new treatments currently being used that offer non-invasive treatment options to patients with venous ulcerations.

Key Features

* Leg ulcers are defined as a discontinuity of the epithelial surface; a local defect or excavation of the surface of the skin. * Venous ulceration tends to take a number of months to heal followed by frequent relapse to further episodes. * This work discusses the newest tools of patient investigation that have emerged in recent years that help to shorten patient recovery times and provide less invasive treatments


Primary: Researchers & clinicians in dermatology and cosmetic surgery Secondary: Students in dermatology and cosmetic surgery

Table of Contents

SECTION I. ETIOLOGY AND INITIAL EVALUATION OF THE PATIENT WITH CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY Inflammation and the Pathophysiology of Chronic Venous Disease: Molecular Mechanisms Microcirculation in Chronic Venous Insufficiency Epidemiology of Venous Ulcers Lower Extremity Ultrasound Evaluation and Mapping for evaluation of chronic venous disease Hypercoagulable States Associated with Chronic Venous Insufficiency The Chronically Swollen Leg: Finding the Cause - Theory and Practice SECTION II. NON-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY Compression Therapy of Chronic Venous Insufficiency Wound Healing Adjuvant Therapy and Treatment Adherence Negative Pressure Dressings in Venous Ulcers Deep Venous Thrombosis and Prevention of the Post-Thrombotic Syndrome SECTION III. THERAPUTIC PROCEDURES FOR CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY Results Comparing Compression Alone vs. Compression and Surgery in Treating Venous Ulceration Superficial Surgery and Perforator Interruption in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers Endovascular Techniques for Superficial Vein Ablation in Treatment of Venous Ulcers Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Foam Sclerotherapy Foam Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers, the Initial Experience Foam Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers, a Continuing Experience Ultrasound Guidance for Endovenous Treatment Repair of Venous Valves in Severe Chronic Venous Insufficiency SECTION IV. SPECIAL TOPICS Treatment of venous and combined ulcers with free tissue transfer for limb salvage Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Venous Obstruction in Chronic


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About the editors

John Bergan

Affiliations and Expertise

Vein Institute of La Jolla, CA, U.S.A.

Cynthia Shortell

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, U.S.A.