Treatment of Superficial Venous Disease of the Lower Leg

Publication Date: February 1, 2016
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Guidelines for Treatment of Venous Disease

Indications for Treatment

Compression therapy is an effective method for the management of symptoms related to superficial disease but it does not correct the source of reflux. When patients have a correctable source of reflux definitive treatment should also be offered unless it is contraindicated or unwanted. (1A)
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Treatment of Named Saphenous Veins

We recommend endovenous thermal ablation (laser and radiofrequency) is the preferred treatment for saphenous and accessory saphenous (GSV, SSV, AAGSV, PAGSV) vein incompetence. (1B)
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Overview

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Treatment of Superficial Venous Disease of the Lower Leg

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