Hypertensive ulcers

Hypertensive ulcers are found in the front and external facet of the inferior third of the leg, they are not very common and usually are painful and hard to cure.

The ulcer is a loss of a cutaneous substance of slow development and many times recurring.

These types of ulcers usually develop especially in the lower third of the leg, both in the external facet as in the internal, frequently around the malleolus and including in the height of these, in which case, the scarring will be more difficult.

The size of the ulcers varies, but they can become very large. Their aspect and coloring allow us to determine their age and to make a prognosis.

If they are gray in color, bloody or with deep borders, they have a poor prognosis for scarring. If the deep part is purulent, of a greenish yellow color, the ulcer can become infected with various types of germs. If on the contrary, they have a clean bottom, of red, granulated coloring, with fine elastic borders and with an epidermal border, their prognosis will be more favorable.