The health problems which are related to the venous system of the lower limbs are extremely common.
It is estimated that 1-3% of total global expenditure for health corresponds to venous disorders.
In the United States of America, 23% of the population suffers from varicose veins, while 6% suffers from more advanced forms of venous insufficiency. In the United Kingdom, more than 8 million people suffer from some kind of venous disease.
Even though it is such a common problem, the public is not well-informed about venous insufficiency.
The venous system of the lower limbs is anatomically different for every person in such a way that it would not be an overstatement to say that it is impossible to find two people whose venous systems are similar.
These anatomical differences lead to variations in the way venous disease develops and manifests in every person.
So, it is to be expected that the venous care and the management of venous problems must be individual for each patient, in order to have the ideal results.
The crucial points for the proper management of venous insufficiency are a thorough diagnosis and the mapping of every patient's problem, and then the selection of the right technique or often, if it is deemed necessary, the combination of techniques that modern Phlebology has to offer.