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SEPS (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery)

Overview
SEPS treats non-healing venous ulcers caused by Incompetent Perforator Veins (ICPVs).

Detailed Description
This operation requires two incisions by the knee, as opposed to older methods where a long incision was made near the ankle. The incisions are made high in the leg, in healthy skin. The surgeon looks under the skin (referring to subfascial), with an endoscope (a camera). Perforator refers to the name of the type of vein on which this procedure is used. The average healing time is six weeks. Clinical studies follow patients for up to five years. Eighty percent of those patients remain ulcer-free after that time. Without surgery, ulcers recur.

Last updated: 26-May-04


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