Myers, Harvey L.
December 1970
Angiology;Dec1970, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p700
Academic Journal
The condition of venous stasis in the lower extremities is extremely common. The morbidity, even, mortality, from this condition makes it a problem of major magnitude. Various surgical procedures have failed to provide an adequate solution to this problem. Certainly no surgical procedure, of which at present, the most effective still remains adequate ligation of communicator veins in the region of the ankle, has demonstrated a clear superiority over conservative therapy. Even successful surgery must be supplemented by elastic support. An essential part of practical conservative therapy consists of adequate support of the legs. This support can be achieved by means of proper bandaging techniques which require skill beyond the capacity of the average patient. An elastic device which substitutes the original tube support for an adjustable wrap-around has been presented here as the best means to achieve consistent elastic support and thus control posthrombotic stasis.


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