Surgical techniques



  • Coordinated treatment of superficial venous insufficiency involves comprehensive patient evaluation, appropriate venous testing usually with venous ultrasound as the cornerstone of diagnostic evaluation, and sound clinical decision making based on current evidence-based guidelines. While nonoperative measures focusing on compression are recommended as initial therapy, operative approaches offer additional opportunity for improved outcomes. As treatment options are shifting to less invasive options, traditional open operative approaches directed at both axial saphenous vein reflux and varicose vein problems still have a role in appropriately selected patients with symptomatic superficial venous insufficiency. This chapter discusses surgical techniques for venous disease.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783319018119
  • Start Page

  • 161
  • End Page

  • 173