Types of Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers– A type of chronic wound that results from the breakdown of skin. Pressure Ulcers occur as a result of pressure, friction or moisture to soft tissue over a bony prominence.

Venous Ulcers – Are also known as stasis ulcers. They occur when the venous valves do not function properly resulting in the blood not circulating effectively. They are the most common form of ulcers and are primarily found on the lower extremities. Patients with a history of varicose veins, DVTs (deep vein thrombosis) and leg swelling are the population most often diagnosed with venous ulcers.