SVS/AVF Guidelines for Venous Leg Ulcers

The 2014 Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Venous Forum (AVF) provide comprehensive guidelines on venous leg ulcers for clinical practices.  Please refer to the guidelines below for further information regarding assessment and recommendations for venous leg ulcer management and treatment.

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References:

1. Thomas F. O’Donnell Jr et al. Management of venous leg ulcers: Clinical practical guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. J VascSurg 2014;60:3S-59S.

*Regarding the choice of method of saphenous ablation there are multiple RCT’s showing strong and consistent evidence that modern open radiofrequency and laser ablation are equivalent in effect and safety.