ScleroGlue - the next generation of vein gluing
Today’s thermo-occlusive techniques (Laser, RF) and ClariVein® and foam sclerotherapy achieve vein regression in the same way, in a slow process over weeks and months, with inflammatory reactions with local pain in the initial phase. Indurations and discolorations are frequent. Vein gluing could solve the problem, as vein walls will adhere immediately and thus vein size is instantaneously minimized.
Parallel to the first approved vein gluing attempt (VenaSeal®, resin-like, hardly resorbable glue) we developed an alternative gluing technique combining foam sclerotherapy (endothelium denaturation) with pointwise gluing (vein size reduction). First clinical studies indicate superiority to common gluing (less glue, better vein regression, inclusion of perforators and tributaries). However, we would be happier with an effective, truly bioresorbable glue.
Read more (EVF poster prize 2016)
Ragg JC. Foam sclerotherapy of saphenous vein segements with perivenous compression by hyaluronan gel