Selective Compression

In order to overcome the inefficacy of circumferential compression on varicose trunk veins in leg, we have developed a device made of flexible inelastic fabric interwoven with two bands of little elasticity. It can be fitted to legs of different diameters using a Velcro®-type fastener, and it

FIGURE 22.4 This device is made of flexible inelastic fabric interwoven with two bands of little elasticity. It contains an inflatable component equipped with a valve. The positional stability of the unit is essential to its effectiveness. Transient vessel occlusion is ineffective.

contains an inflatable component of asymmetric deform-ability equipped with a valve (see Figure 22.4). It can be used to apply selective pressure to the treated vein. The minimum pressure required to keep the vessels empty is regulated by means of a manometer.

This device is kept in place for around 10 days, until completion of the wound-healing and fibrosis produced by the original action of the sclerosant in the vein. A selective apparatus of this type must be stable, applying a consistent pressure and not shifting its position on the leg (see Figure 22.5).

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