Venous Insufficiency

Your Path

  • Venous Insufficiency


  • Incompetent valves in deep venous system

Risk Factors

  • Prior DVT
  • Obesity
  • Varicose veins


  • Chronic
  • Better in AM
  • Edema
  • Sometimes pain
  • Worse after standing/end of day
  • Scaly and sometimes itchy

Physical Exam Findings

  • Uni- or bilateral, chronic, dark reddish-blue discoloration from hemosiderin deposition
  • Lower leg ulcers, w/predilection for area over medial malleolus
  • Ulcers are often shallow w/exudate