Treatment against varicose veins
Experts from Havana are working on a new treatment against varicose veins in the lower limbs. Doctors at the Freyre de Andrade Clinical-Surgical Hospital noted that the new method is painless, ambulatory, less invasive, and has no medical restrictions for its use, as the patient is not anesthetized.
The procedure, called sclerotherapy, was first used in the world in 1996 and consists of injecting polydocanol in the affected vein.
The method is used to treat both varicose veins and various ulcers, the experts said.
After the vein is injected, the limb must be compressed with an elastic bandage for 72 hours to eliminate the irritation caused the treatment.
Source: DTCuba News