Venous leg ulcers

Overview

Definitions of leg ulcers vary, but the following is widely used: loss of skin on the leg or foot that takes >6 weeks to heal.[1] Some definitions exclude ulcers confined to the foot, whereas others include ulcers on the whole of the lower limb. This review deals with ulcers of venous origin in people without concurrent diabetes mellitus, arterial insufficiency, or rheumatoid arthritis.