Reflux in the below-knee great saphenous vein can be safely treated with endovenous ablation.

@article{Gifford2014RefluxIT,
  title={Reflux in the below-knee great saphenous vein can be safely treated with endovenous ablation.},
  author={Shaun M. Gifford and Manju Kalra and P{\'e}ter Gloviczki and Audra A. Duncan and Gustavo S. Oderich and Mark D Fleming and S William Harmsen and Thomas C. Bower},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={397-402}
}
BACKGROUND Intervention on the great saphenous vein (GSV) has traditionally been limited to the above-knee (AK-GSV) segment for fear of saphenous neuralgia in spite of incompetence demonstrated in the below-knee (BK-GSV) segment. Residual symptoms and need for reintervention are reported to result in nearly half the patients if the refluxing BK-GSV is ignored. Experience with endovenous ablation of the BK-GSV at the time of AK-GSV treatment is sparsely reported in the literature. The aim of… CONTINUE READING