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Ulcer

ulcerThis is a lesion of the skin. It is not very painful if it is not infected and requires frequent medication, usually twice a week. Venous ulcers generally occur on the inside of the ankle and are caused by an alteration in venous circulation, sometimes accompanied by arterial insufficiency (ulcus mixtum).

The most decisive cure is surgery on the saphenous vein (when efficacious), backed up by medication, physical therapy and elastic compression.