RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION: A REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS
Radiofrequency Ablation: A Revolutionary Treatment For Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are a common affliction, particularly in older and pregnant people. They occur when valves in the vein become damaged, causing blood to pool; this leads to stretched out blood vessels. Varicose veins are most common in the legs and feet and, while they are mostly an aesthetic concern, a considerable amount of pain in the form of aches, cramps and swelling can occur from untreated veins of this nature.
Fortunately, varicose veins are easily treatable through revolutionary radiofrequency ablation technology.
Radiofrequency ablation is a technique utilising thermal energy to destroy the great saphenous vein (GSV) in the thigh or the small saphenous vein (SSV) in the calf.
This process involves an electrical current being placed into the diseased vein via a catheter. This current then works to destroy the intima-media inside the vein’s walls, while also thickening and contracting collagen, effectively resulting in vein occlusion.
For any clients suffering with symptoms such as swelling, inflammation or aches as a result of varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation is an ideal, minimally-invasive treatment for them to consider.
When it comes to performing radiofrequency ablation, it is important to invest in a quality generator to ensure your patient is receiving optimised treatment. At Venetix, our range of RF Medical generators (the V700 and the V1000) has been specifically designed for augmented treatment of varicose veins.
While there is a crossover of features when it comes to the generators, in that they both have LCD touch screens, an automatic self-test function, a safe temperature control algorithm and easy data download capabilities, there are also differences based on specific practitioner needs.
Unlike the V1000, the V700 is compatible with all STS and Alloy52 catheters, it offers multilanguage support with audio guidance and an optional adjustment of the target temperature and ablation cycle.
Contrastingly, the V1000 offers automatic identification and function test of the electrode, as well as a convenient foot switch.
Being the only multi-purpose ablation generator providers in the world, Venetix partners with RF Medical Co Ltd in the distribution of devices to ensure a comprehensive product line is available to support various applications and tissue types.
Depending on which functions prove most beneficial to your practice and procedural needs, invest in a generator today and optimise your treatment of varicose veins.
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