What is included in postprocedural care for venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Anticoagulation with heparin (or low-molecular-weight heparin) in the immediate postoperative period and long-term prophylaxis with warfarin are recommended.

Observe patients frequently for wound infection after discharge, beginning 1 week postoperatively. Sutures or staples typically stay in 2-4 weeks, depending on the health of the skin at the operative site.

Increased pain or swelling is an indication for repeat duplex ultrasonography to rule out DVT.


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