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J Wound Care. 2013 Oct;22(10 Suppl):S20-2. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2013.22.Sup10.S20.

Percutaneous foam sclerotherapy for venous leg ulcers.

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Medical Director, Vein Experts, WaterÂ’s Edge Dermatology, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US.


The technique of foam sclerotherapy directed at the distal most vessels, draining the ulcer bed was first described in 2010, with excellent penetration into the underlying venous network possible with this technique. Thirty-five patients have now been treated with this technique as the initial treatment at Midwest Vein Laser, USA. There have been no complications with this technique and rapid healing occurred within 4-8 weeks after the initial treatment in 90% of the patients, and all ulcers were healed at 4 months. Here we present the representative case of a 67-year-old man treated with a modified technique that used a percutaneous approach via reticular or spider veins at the margin of the ulcer bed.

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