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Areas Affected by Venous Skin Ulcers

Picture of leg and foot areas affected by venous skin ulcers

A venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound that develops when the leg veins do not move blood back toward the heart normally. Most venous skin ulcers develop on either side of the lower leg, above the ankle and below the calf.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine
Last Revised August 31, 2011

Last Revised: August 31, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Margaret Doucette, DO - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine

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