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Published on Jul 19, 2009
Varicose veins develop either because the valves in the deep venous system malfunction, or the valves of the Saphenous veins become incompetent this can also be seenin incompetence of the perforaters . In addition to this thrombosis of the deep venous system also results in varicose veins of the lower limbs producing a condition called the post thrombotic syndrome.
The traditional treatment of varicose veins secondary to incompetence the saphenous vein has been stripping where the vein is actually pulled out surgically.
In recent years people started using chemicals , lasers and radiofrequency ablation probes to destroy the vein completely ensuring excellent results in varicose veins secondary to incompetence of the saphenofemoral junction