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Elastic stockings worn to compress the legs
Known as sclerotherapy, a special chemical is injected, sealing the vein shut
Affected vein is cut and tied in a procedure known as ligation and stripping. A wire is passed through the vein and it is removed
In endovenous laser treatment, a tiny laser heats the vein from the inside and seals it closed
Small incision is made in leg and the affected veins are removed using a suction device. This is called transilluminated powered phlebectomy
The vein is sealed by heat delivered by a probe drawn through the vein
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Re: Laser & Rad_freq venous ablation treatments – There are no descriptors given to connect these therapies with chronic leg-foot “ulcers” of vascular aetiology secondary to multiple-foci of bilateral incompetent valve function; nor sub-specifically is there any data one notices regarding the possible existence of any category of patients whose chronic venous leg-foot “ulcers” have been made worse, or not helped by such treatment (provided adequate arterial pressure and supply: ABPI>1; <1,3, the latter to suggest ruling out arterial classification) the only presentation is that these therapies be used to treat “varicose veins”, thus one would think a “cosmetic problem” – vis-avis a high-tech way of overcoming intractable “foot & leg ulcers”.
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