Category Archives: Innovations

Percutaneous valvuloplasty

Vein dilatation is considered the primary event in patients with varicose veins, with valve incompetence as a consequence. The great saphenous vein (GSV) is usually affected. The resulting reflux can pressurise tributaries which drain into the GSV. This leads to dilatation and tortuosity detectable clinically as varicose veins. The treatment approach by most phlebologists is… Read More »

Personalised vibrating needle

Cannulation is always painful and uncomfortable to the extent it may result in the development of needle phobias in some patients. Current developments to reduce pain include the application of local anaesthetic cream, smaller needles and nearby pressure to dampen and modulate the pricking sensation. With multiple needle punctures, such as that occurring during phlebectomies… Read More »