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Diseases » Varicose ulcers » Glossary
 

Glossary for Varicose ulcers

  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Compartment Syndrome: Excessive bleeding or swelling following surgery or injury can result in increased pressure within a section of the arms, legs or buttocks. The increased pressure affects blood flow and can result in tissue death necessitating amputation, nerve damage or muscle damage. The condition can be chronic or acute which is a medical emergency.
  • Intermittent Claudication: Calf muscle pain from walking
  • Localized swelling: The localized swelling of a body part
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition characterised by mechanical disrturbances due to degradation of joints. It is the most common form of arthritis, and the leading cause of chronic disability.
  • Phlebitis: Inflammation of a vein.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune form of arthritis usually in teens or young adults.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Ulcer: A local defect in the mucosa
  • Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs.

 

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