This 73-year-old lady had bad varicose veins and a venous leg ulcer, both of which were cured in six weeks using the Whiteley Protocol.
Varicose veins and most venous leg ulcers are caused by the same condition. This condition is called venous reflux. Venous reflux is the name given to blood falling backwards down veins due to the failure of the valves inside the veins.
If you are interested in how this causes varicose veins and leg ulcers, please see the book “Understanding Venous Reflux – the cause of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers“.
The patient had venous reflux in her great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein and incompetent perforators. She underwent endovenous laser ablation and TRLOP closure of perforators. In addition the lumpy veins were removed by phlebectomies.
The TRLOP technique was invented by the The Whiteley Clinic. Although many doctors claim to close perforators, few actually do so.
This patient only needed one procedure , to get her to this stage. It was performed under local anaesthetic, as a walk-in and walk-out case.
She will have a further procedure with foam sclerotherapy which will reduce the risks of her ever getting a vein problem back again. That will be Stage II of the Whiteley Protocol.
Unlike many vein clinics that claim to be specialist but do not provide much in the way of proof, the The Whiteley Clinic publishes multiple audits and research studies in the peer-reviewed medical journals. This ensures that not only are our results checked by ourselves, but other independent experts also check through the research papers making sure the message that we give is trustworthy.
Please see our peer-reviewed 12 year results for curing venous leg ulcers: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22833505