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September 20, 2021  
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Topic Title: Venous Insufficiency
Created On: 11/25/2003 03:29 PM
 07/23/2004 03:28 PM

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Hello - I came onto this site researching another issue, but came across your posting nonetheless. I am NOT a medical professional, but work for a medical company that treats Venous Insufficiency. It's called the Closure Procedure, and uses radio frequency to close and treat the damaged vein. I'm not sure if you are a candidate for this procedure, but you can read more about it at www.vnus.com, and/or ask your doctor about it. Typically, this procedure treats venous reflux disease, the underlying cause of swollen varicose veins. The procedure takes about an hour or so, and most patients experience little to no pain or bruising with this minimally invasive / outpatient surgery.
 11/25/2003 03:29 PM

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In December 2002 I posted the following: From: [email protected] Date Posted: Dec. 31, 2002 - 04:57:31 PM Message 8 of 8 I am 37 years old and a right-leg amputee (for the last 13 years). In attempting to save my right leg the doctors harvested veins from my left leg. Since that time I have slowly developed a chronic problem with my remaining left leg. My left leg swells, it is discolored(brownish-red)between my knee and ankle and the skin is paper thin and breaks easily. I also get small ulcers from time to time as-well-as lumps under the skin. This problem does not effect my foot, but it does effect all sides of my leg near my shin/calf. Pressure socks do not provide any relief, but elevation does help the swelling somewhat. Is there anything that can be done to treat or cure this problem? Please respond as soon as possible. ------------------------------------ However, no one has ever responded, one would think numerous doctors and medical professionals would read the posting and reply, obviously they only contribute to society when they are getting paid!!! Again, I am appealing to anyone who know about Venous Insufficiency and any known cures, or useful treatments - Please respond. I did hear of a vein transplant using bovine veins - does anyone know anything about this - does it work?
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