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Arterial ulcers are caused when the body is not able to properly deliver nutrient-rich blood to the lower extremities. An area of the skin is deprived of oxygen which kills the tissue causing the formation of an open wound. Additionally, the lack of blood supply can impact its ability to heal properly, resulting in an open wound or ulcer.
Treating Arterial Ulcers
The main goal in treating arterial ulcers is to increase circulation to the area. It is important to seek medical care from a specialist in wounds. Our wound specialist will properly examine your arterial wound and prescribe a treatment protocol. Treatments can include:
When damaged, the body naturally reacts by rushing oxygen-rich blood to the affected area to help it heal. One of the difficulties in managing non-healing wounds and ulcers is that the condition is amplified by restricted blood flow to the tissue. Inadequate blood flow deprives your wound of what it needs to heal.