Case Number: MS-12-02-2013

Gender: Male       Age: 61

History: Suffering from leg pain for the past 15 years. He does not have a family history of venous insufficiency.

Occupation: Metal Fabricator, Rancher

Symptoms: His lower extremity symptoms include a bulging varicosity on his left lower leg associated with achiness, cramping, and itchiness. He also describes restlessness and occasional cramping bilaterally.

Treatment: Treatment recommendation was to have an ultrasound of the lower extremities to identify the source of his symptoms. Our findings prompted recommendation for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the greater saphenous vein (GSV) on both legs and an ambulatory microphlebectomy of the painful varicosity of his painful bulging veins in his left lower leg.

Care Recommendations: Following our successful procedures, we recommended the patient walk daily and engage in light to moderate exercise.