Trophic Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes, Who Is At Risk, And How To Prevent Them
March 20, 2018
Have you heard about trophic ulcers? These are skin defects that usually appear on the foot or leg below the knee and heal poorly. They start as small ulcers on the skin and then grow wider and deeper if left untreated.
You are more likely to develop a trophic ulcer if you have a problem with blood circulation in your legs, such as varicose veins or peripheral artery disease. Trophic ulcers are notoriously difficult to treat, and they may even lead to amputation in extreme cases.