Difference between arterial and venous ulcer
Last updated: June 5, 2021 | Author: Clarence Gildersleeve
What is the difference between venous and arterial?
arteries are blood vessels responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the body. veins are blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood from the body back to the heart for reoxygenation. arteries and veins are two of the main types of blood vessels in the body.
What does an arterial ulcer look like?
Arterial ulcers are characterized by a punched out searchmostly round, with well-defined, even wound edges. Arterial ulcers are often between or at the tips of the toes, on the heels, on the lateral malleolus, or where there is pressure from walking or shoes.
How do you distinguish between arterial and venous insufficiency?
Venous insufficiency refers to a collapse in blood flow in our veins during arterial insufficiency stems from the poor circulation in the arteries.
Are arterial ulcers wet or dry?
Typically the ulcer itself is small, round, and smooth, with a “punched” appearance and well-defined edges. The wound can be shallow or deep. The wound bed is typically pale, drynecrotic and without granulation tissue (see photo of a arterial ulcer at the foot). you can see wet or dry Gangrene.