What is the eco-guided technique with foam?
This technique consists in the treatment of varicose veins in a simple way, performed in the practice in a practically painless way. Before the treatment, we always carry out a clinical and diagnostic study. The diagnosis is based on the eco Doppler study that will allow us to study both the path and the anomalous functioning of these varicose veins.. It also allows us to locate the points where we are going to perform this technique. Once we have made this diagnosis what we do is inject a foam, a drug in the form of foam, inside that varix. How do we inject it? We inject it well clinically, in visible varicose veins, but especially in the veins that are not seen, those saphenous veins inside, with ultrasound control, supported by the use of the ultrasound machine. Once we have done this puncture that the patient practically does not hurt anything, we put an elastic stocking and the patient can rejoin normal activity without any restriction to perform physical activities and their work activity.
To which patients is this technique addressed?
This technique is aimed at a large percentage of patients who see in the practice and who suffer from varicose veins. The majority of these patients are susceptible to be treated with the technique. It also has a very good indication in those patients who have been previously operated on and in whom recurrent varicose veins have appeared, that is, a new reappearance of varicose veins.
Are the results definitive?
Considering that varicose vein is a disease that is considered chronic, treatment with foam gives a very good initial and clinical result and that it lasts a long time.. As any treatment on the varicose vein will require a little maintenance in the future and that will depend on the particularity of each patient.
What care should a patient have after undergoing this procedure?
Actually the patient should not have too special precautions, it is simply advisable to use an elastic stocking while the treatment lasts, it is also advisable to avoid a very exaggerated physical activity on the same day of the puncture and apart from this you can perform a normal physical and work activity without any problem.