Vascular ulcers are open lesions of the skin, between the knee and ankle, which do not heal within four weeks and occur in conjunction with a venous disorder.

  • Dry and thin skin
  • Reddening of the limb
  • Burning in the fingers
  • Pain at rest and at night
  • Intense itching

Vascular ulcers have a very high prevalence: according to the study “The causes of skin damage and leg ulceration in chronic venous disease,” venous ulcers affect between 1 and 2% of the adult population worldwide. Of these, 75 to 90% are due to chronic venous disease and 10% to a pathology at the level of the arteries, mainly in peripheral areas. In England and France, the cost of treatment of venous leg ulcers is 2% of total national expenditure on health care.