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1/13/08

ONE OF NEWER METHODS OF VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL A VIDEO OF CLOSURE RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION VARICOSE VEINS LESS TRAUMATIC AND FASTER RECOVERY

ONE OF NEWER METHODS OF VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL A VIDEO OF CLOSURE RADIO FREQUENCY ABLATION VARICOSE VEINS LESS TRAUMATIC AND FASTER RECOVERY


It used to be that doctors primarily used vein stripping to remove varicose veins. There are now several methods to treat varicose veins.In one of the relatively newer varicose vein methods, Closure being a brand name, radio frequency ablation, the doctor puts a very small tube called a catheter into the varicose vein. A newer faster version is called the ClosureFast. The newer vein treatment methods tend to have less trauma and faster recovery times. Veins have one-way valves composed of two leaflets that close together when filled with blood. The closed valve of the vein prevents blood from flowing back into the leg. Varicose veins have valves that become damaged and fail to function properly (become incompetent) blood can become static in the leg. If the valve is not closing properly blood falls back down and causes pressure sideways. You see in varicose veins.

In one of the relatively newer varicose vein methods, radio frequency ablation, the doctor puts a very small tube called a catheter into the varicose vein. Once inside, the catheter sends out radio frequency energy (radio waves) that shrink and seal the vein wall. Healthy veins around the closed vein restore the normal flow of blood. As this happens, symptoms from the varicose vein improve. Veins on the surface of the skin that are connected to the treated varicose vein will also usually shrink after treatment. When needed, these connected varicose veins can be treated with sclerotherapy or other techniques.

One of the radio ablation vein devices which has been used is called the Closure. A newer faster version is called the ClosureFast."The results of a new trial at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut show that 80 per cent of patients treated with the device returned to normal activities within a day, compared with 46.9 per cent of those who underwent vein stripping - the traditional form of treatment.

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    "ClosureFast patients returned to work seven days sooner than surgical patients, and had less post-operative pain and bruising.The trial also found that patients who had the radio wave treatment were 50 per cent less likely to require pain medication than those having a laser treatment, another treatment for varicose veins".

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    Here is a video (from the manufacturer) illustrating the radio ablation prcedure for varicose veins Click the Arrow to Start