Imaging & Interventional Specialists are experienced and successful dealing with the vascular conditions that cause leg ulcers. Our board-certified vascular physicians offer in office diagnostic testing and will customize a treatment plan for your leg ulcers.
What Causes Leg Ulcers?
Leg ulcers are often due to arterial or venous disease or a combination of both. Often age-related changes can cause non healing leg wounds including:
Peripheral artery disease: Arterial hardening and narrowing causes decreased blood flow in the legs which can starve your tissues of oxygen. Arterial ulcers usually occur on the end of toes or between them, on the heels or on the outer ankle. They are often “dry”.
Chronic venous insufficiency: if veins fail to return blood, pressure builds up preventing tissue from getting the oxygen they need. Swelling, discoloration, leg heaviness and itchiness may precede ulcers. These usually occur on the around the ankle on the inside. They are often “wet” and “weepy”.
How do Imaging & Interventional Specialists Find Out the Cause of Your Leg Ulcers?
The Imaging & Interventional Specialists team has in office diagnostic technologies to help identify the course of your non healing leg wounds. Besides careful history and physical exams, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists may obtain ultrasound studies, angiography or other advanced imaging to aid with accurate diagnoses.
What Advanced “PINHOLE” Procedures Does Imaging & Interventional Specialists Offer for Leg Ulcers
For leg ulcers due to peripheral arterial disease after diagnosis with angiography treatments may include lifestyle changes, medications combined with treating your arteries with angioplasty and stents.
For leg ulcers due to chronic venous insufficiency treatments may include compression stockings, exercise or specialized advanced treatments including endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins. This redirects flow into healthy veins and allows leg ulcers to heal. Imaging & Interventional Specialists physicians will likely use ultrasound vein mapping to assist in treatment planning potential vein ablation.
Imaging & Interventional Specialists “PINHOLE” Procedures: Fast Recovery, Less Risk, Less Pain, Comfortable Setting
Our experienced board-certified specialists successfully perform “pinhole” procedures every day offering this region leading, state-of-the-art solutions to leg ulcers. Our minimally invasive image guided procedures are cutting edge technology without the cutting, without a scalpel.
- Procedures are usually done in a comfortable outpatient setting with familiar friendly staff
- Pinhole procedures offer fast recovery, less risk, and less pain
Why Imaging & Interventional Specialists?
Imaging & Interventional Specialists are leaders in interventional radiology and experts in the minimally invasive procedures that will address your nonhealing ulcers.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experienced board-certified specialists are focused on your best outcome.
It is important to determine what is causing your non healing leg ulcers. At Imaging & Interventional Specialists board-certified physicians offer in-house testing to determine the cause and develop an individualized treatment program for your non healing leg ulcers.