- A leg ulcer is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot, which takes more than 2 weeks to heal.
- Venous leg ulceration is due to sustained venous hypertension, which results from chronic venous insufficiency and/or an impaired calf muscle pump.
- Venous leg ulcers are:
- Venous leg ulcers are common with an estimated prevalence of between 0.1% and 0.3% in the UK. They account for 60-85% of all leg ulcers.
Source: Leg ulcer – venous