Venous insufficiency of the lower limb
Current Care Summary |  Published: 2016-11-15  
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Society for Vascular Surgery
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Venous insufficiency of the lower limb

Current Care Summary
15.11.2016
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Society for Vascular Surgery

Current Care Guideline «Alaraajojen laskimovajaatoiminta»1 and Summary «Alaraajojen laskimovajaatoiminta»2 in Finnish

Venous insufficiency of the lower limb is a common disease. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, clinical findings and duplex ultrasound. Consideration and planning of invasive treatment cannot be performed without ultrasound. Vast majority of invasive treatments in superficial venous insufficiency can be done by ultrasound-guided endovenous methods with local anesthesia. Thermoablation (laser or radiofrequency) is the first-line treatment. There are promising endovenous methods for treatment of deep venous obstruction in selected cases.

Jukka Saarinen (Chair)

Voitto Aittola

Karoliina Halmesmäki

Ville Mattila

Matti Pokela

Maarit Venermo

Jaakko Viljamaa

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