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Leg Ulcers – A Summary of Everything You Should Know

Leg ulcers are common — approximately 2% of adults will have a leg ulcer at some stage in their lives. Literally thousands of people develop a leg ulcer each year in the United Kingdom and many of those get more leg ulcers as the years go by.  Despite the misery they cause, leg ulcers remain a neglected problem.

Leg Ulcers

Leg Ulcers – What YOU should know

What is an ulcer? The medical definition of an ulcer is a break in the epithelium of a body surface or lining. Many of … Continue reading »

Colour Duplex Ultrasound to Diagnose Varicose Veins

Colour Duplex Ultrasound is Essential in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Varicose Veins.

Scan for varicose veins

Colour Duplex Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound has really revolutionised the way that doctors treat varicose veins and related conditions. We do not use just an ordinary ultrasound machine — the machine that you might be familiar with for diagnosing gallstones or looking at pregnant mothers and their babies — this is a special sort of ultrasound called Colour Duplex. Now what do I mean by “duplex”? Well the ultrasound builds up a picture of the … Continue reading »

A Moving Testimonial From Varicose Vein Sufferrer

Lizzie Wiltshire’s story

“My legs used to be the only part of my body that I really liked when I was a teenager. All that changed for me though when I started to develop varicose veins in my early twenties. I hated them although at this stage they were quite minor. My father had terrible veins in his legs and I always knew that I was heading the same way. By the time I had my children they were already bad and I constantly wore clothes that would cover them up – even in the most beautiful weather or while on … Continue reading »

Did You Miss Our Open Event? Watch A Live Discussion

If you missed our open events this month, you may be interested to watch this live presentation on the latest treatments available for varicose veins, superficial venous reflux and the complications of leg veins such as phlebitis, varicose eczema and leg ulcers.

vlcsnap-2015-03-09-10h40m29s149Modern treatments include

  • Compression Hosiery
  • Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Key Hole (Catheter-based) Treatments

Surgical stripping is now obsolete. It involves admission to hospital, general anaesthetic and painful scars. Typically the recovery is very prolonged. All of the modern treatments above can be performed on a walk-in, walk-out basis under a local anaesthetic. … Continue reading »

International Exchange of Vein Treatment Expertise

Last month, I and other members of the VeinCare Team were delighted to have a visit from two distinguished vascular specialists from the Netherlands: Cornelis Bruijninckx and Arno Wiersema. I first “met” Cornelis on Linkedin and over the course of several years, we have shared experience and opinions on various discussion groups dedicated to the study of veins (phlebology). So it was a pleasure to welcome Cornelis and his long-standing colleague to our clinic during their study tour of the south west of England

1-DSC01672 Arno … Continue reading »