Venous leg ulcers
Venous leg ulceration is almost always preceded by the skin changes of lipodermatosclerosis. Your GP will help you recognise this problem and advise on referral to a vascular specialist for further tests and treatment.
In people who have troublesome varicose veins causing skin damage as well as problems following a deep vein thrombosis, the best method of treatment is to start with graduated elastic medical compression stockings.
Graduated elastic medical compression stockings should also be worn if you have had a previous leg ulcer, to prevent another one forming.
Mölnlycke Health Care has a range of dressings for compression such as Setopress, Elset and Elset S.