Incompetent perforating vein ligation in the treatment of venous ulceration.

Eighty eight incompetent perforating vein (IPV) ligations were performed in 64 patients who were followed up for a minimum of two years, mean 4.4 years. The long term results were good in 85% of cases. It is suggested that IPV ligation is the optimum treatment for venous ulceration and lipodermatosclerosis in patients who have only calf vein damage and that… CONTINUE READING