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Is Glue the Future of Varicose Vein Treatment?

A new technique of injecting a glue (Cyanoacrylate) into varicose veins has recently been the focus of attention in Europe.  The authors have highlighted what they believe are several advantages over current treatment methods such as Surgery, Laser Ablation, Radiofrequency Ablation and Foam Sclerotherapy.  There is no anaesthesia required and less post procedural pain. The procedure is faster than other methods and patients don’t need to wear stockings!

The first published trial appeared in July 2011 so there is no data available on long term outcomes. The European Sapheon Closure System Observational ProspectivE (eSCOPE) Trial commenced in November 2011 so we at The Leg Vein Doctor will be following this new development with interest.

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