Sclerotization of Varicose VeinsArticle
10. 09. 2018 Angiology and Vascular Surgery
The procedure is most often performed to remove varicose veins.
Sclerotization is not suitable for immobile patients, patients with acute inflammation of the veins, women in the first trimester of pregnancy, completely unsuitable for clients with general infection, for people with allergy to substance contained in solution injected into the vein, patiants with peripheral arterial disease or acute heart disease.
During the procedure, a solution is injected into the enlarged veins on the lower limbs, whereby the venous walls become blind. As a result of the gradual proliferation of the ligaments, vein translucency closes.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure starts at the lowest part of the limb and continues upwards. Once the fluid is injected into the vein, a tampon is attached to the injection site and fixed with a patch. A compression bandage is applied immediately to the limb after the procedure and it must remain on the leg for several days. The longer and more precise the compression is, the resulting effect improves, and due to thorough compression, becomes more permanent. Typically, compression is applied for four weeks and the overall resultant effect depends on compression therapy.
Compressive treatment after the procedure
Due to the strong bandage, the veins are pressed towards each other, which makes the conjugation faster. If the dressing well surrounds the foot around the circumference, the risk of undesirable postoperative effects is greatly reduced. Due to the bandage, the muscles on the lower limb are firmly supported.
What are the side effects of sclerotization?
Approximately one-third of patients may experience temporary pigmentation of a light brown color on the leg that is lost within four months of the procedure.