What are the treatment options for deep venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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As yet, no treatment for deep venous insufficiency has been proved to be both safe and effective. Valvuloplasty is occasionally successful, but the incidence of postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is high. Venous bypass is successful in select patients. External vein valve banding devices and thermally induced collagen shrinkage procedures are being investigated in clinical trials. Restoration of valvular function to incompetent deep veins remains an important focus of research for vascular physicians.


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