Vein system of the lower extremities.

The vein system in the lower extremities is divided into three sectors, the superficial system, the deep system and perforator veins between these systems. Research studies during recent years have shown that disease in the superficial system (varicose veins) may be the sole pathology behind venous ulcers. Classification of venous disorders (CEAP classification) is used where many of the most important aspects of the disease are recorded. C stands for “clinical class” which describes the signs linked to the disorder, E stands for “etiological class” which is the identification or analysis of the cause for the disorder, A stands for “anatomical class” which describes the location of the disease and P stands for “pathophysiological class” which is a physiological analysis of the disease (reflux or obstruction).

Varicose veins

Varicose veins may be without symptoms. Most people however have some symptoms that may be unclear. Fatigue, irritability, pain, swelling and cramp are common symptoms. If varicose veins have been untreated for a long time there may occur permanent damage in the skin and there may also be wound formations. These wounds are frequently chronic and difficult to treat and have a tendency to re-appear.

About RVC

Since 2006 Dr. Med. Gudmundur Danielsson has worked at Scandinavian Venous Centre which is a leading centre in the treatment of venous diseases in Sweden and Norway. Currently working at Aleris Clinic in Stavanger, Norway. Extensive knowledge and experience in the performance of ultrasound imaging is important because the operation is based on this technique.

The Operation

RVC applies a state of the art laser device (ELVeS Radial 2ring™) which is internationally recognised as being one of the best and there has been a lot of experience gained in its use. The operation is performed during local anaesthesia and there is no need for general anaesthesia. The operation is performed under ultrasound scanning (Mindray DP-50)


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