Venous Leg Ulcers; Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

  I. What Is a Venous Leg Ulcer? Venous ulcers are one of the most dreadful types of skin ulcers, and are sometimes referred to as stasis leg ulcers. The reason they are dreadful is that they are caused by poor circulation in the underlying veins. They can often linger for years until the underlying […]

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Vein Ligation and Vein Stripping vs. Ablation

What is vein ligation and vein stripping? Vein ligation and vein stripping are surgical procedures for the treatment of varicose veins. Ligation involves a small incision in the skin in order to tie off the vein to prevent pooling of blood. Vein stripping, sometimes called phlebectomy, is actual removal of the damaged vein. This is […]

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