Venous Treatment of Lipodermatosclerosis to Improve Ambulatory Function

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Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) can significantly impact patients' quality of life and can cost them their independence and livelihood.1 Patients can initially present with spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling, pain, and heaviness.2 The patient can later develop skin changes such as stasis dermatitis, lipodermatosclerosis (LDS), or venous ulcers that may contribute to decreased functional capacity. Treating CVI and its associated cutaneous changes in a timely manner is key to stemming the worsening of this disease.
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