Journal articlesNovel use of VAC therapy in a patient with lymphocele following varicose surgery

Novel use of VAC therapy in a patient with lymphocele following varicose surgery

01/12/07 | Products, Surgical wounds | Wendy Bennett

Varicose veins are a common problem and the condition affects 3 in 10 women and one in 10 men (BUPA Health Information Team, 2004). Varicose veins appear lumpy and bluish and are usually found on the legs. They occur when vein valves weaken or break causing venous stasis (BUPA Health Information Team, 2004). Pregnancy and obesity are common predisposing factors but they also occur in people whose jobs require they stand for extended periods, although there is little evidence to support this.