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Silicone Compression Pad

After surgical vein removal, eccentric compression is a well-established method to minimize hematoma. After endovenous treatment and in particular after sclerofoam therapy eccentric compression helps to minimize the contained blood volume and thus reduce symptoms during the weeks of vein regression.
However, eccentric compression had to be ‘homemade’ with tissue rolls, plasters and bandages. Continuous long-term wearing was not an option, necessitating neglecting personal hygiene.
Since 2011 we have worked on silicones to be individually applied from a cartridge. All kinds of vein shapes and sizes could be compressed exactly according to the anatomic requirements. By applying the silicone between two very thin self-adhesive film layers, mechanical skin irritations were almost eliminated. Patients could take daily showers, work and do sports. First results were published in 2014 (see Literature).
The invention of silicone gel pad means the end of surgical phlebectomy, as better results are achieved by a far more comfortable method.
Currently we are evaluating very soft silicones for application in the sensitive popliteal area, a more solid version for use along saphenous veins and a fast-hardening version for use on spider veins.


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About us

I have been working on innovations in venous medicine now for 17 years, together with my teams in Berlin, Munich and Zurich and a growing number of international friends.

My personal bio includes physics, interventional radiology, angiology, phlebology and meanwhile 27 years of clinical experience in interdisciplinary vascular medicine

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The committee selecting the innovation award winner includes members of vWIN foundation and VENARTIS work group.


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