Mailer's Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Compression

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Abstract

background.

Compression therapy will relieve patients of symptoms of venous disease, if not prevent the occurrence of complications, and is used either alone or in combination with other treatment options.

objective.

To describe the use of compression in the two main therapy modalities: sclerocompression and ambulatory phlebectomy.

methods.

Aim and mechanism of compression therapy are analyzed and clinical implications are discussed.

results.

A modification of compression therapy after ambulatory phlebectomy is suggested based on empirical evidence.

conclusions.

The use of broad compression pads after ambulatory phlebectomy reduces hemorrhage and enhances resorption.

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