Pain in my foot following sclerotherapy
I had UGS 5 months ago. The doctor then injected unguided foam into a vein on the front of my calf that went into the veins in my foot, I developed 2 ulcers at the front ankle I have had worsening pain ever since. MRI shows fluid and irritation. What can/should I do?
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By: Nu Vela Esthetica | Raffi Dishakjian, M.D.
Porter Ranch, CA
Unfortunately, the foot is a delicate area, prone to ulceration, for
anatomical reasons. At this point, if the ulcers are small, good wound care
would expedite the healing process, which may take 6-10 weeks. If they are
larger, may need skin grafting or surgical closure depending on the
specifics of the wound.
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