Venous disease is the most common cause of lower extremity ulceration, occurring in 3% in those above the age of 80. The goal of this program is to delineate management of edema and venous ulcers based on research.

During this program participants will learn:

  • The causes and pathophysiology of venous ulcers
  • Diagnostic modalities to be used in etiologic determination
  • The role and types of compression therapy in venous ulcer management
  • Differential diagnosis and non-venous causes of leg ulceration
  • The role of biofilm in ulcer management
  • Procedural interventions that can help reach closure in venous ulcers
  • Advanced topical therapy effective in treating venous ulcers
  • Patient lifestyle and cost considerations in the management of venous ulcers

Venous ulceration is a complex medical condition that requires knowledge of underlying causes, pathology, and management strategies. Management focuses on compression therapy, however effective management goes far beyond this approach. Join us on the journey to navigate venous leg ulceration and achieving and maintaining ulcer closure!