Hemodynamic changes at the saphenofemoral junction during the application of a below-knee graduated compression stocking.

@article{Lattimer2012HemodynamicCA,
  title={Hemodynamic changes at the saphenofemoral junction during the application of a below-knee graduated compression stocking.},
  author={Christopher R Lattimer and Mustapha Azzam and Evi Kalodiki and George Geroulakos},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1991-7}
}
BACKGROUND It is strongly recommended that patients wear compression after foam sclerotherapy, but pulling up a stocking may inadvertently flush foam into the femoral vein, which may increase the risk of systemic side effects and reduce great saphenous vein (GSV) occlusion rates. OBJECTIVE The hypothesis was that a stocking pull-up maneuver would increase flow in the GSV. The aim was to quantify this using duplex ultrasound. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twelve consecutive patients with primary… CONTINUE READING