Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 12 (1) Investigating and managing varicose veins in practice

Wound Essentials 12 (1) Investigating and managing varicose veins in practice

Assessment and diagnosis, Leg Ulcers | Naseer Ahmad, Rajab Khan, Sandhir Kandola

Varicose veins are common, and are usually caused by weak vein walls and valves. Most people with varicose veins will not have any complications at all, and may only present because of the appearance of the tortuous veins. Healthcare professionals should assess the degree of vascular incompetency and tailor treatment to the individual patient’s needs.