Do you have “Orthovenous” Disease?

When Orthopedic and Venous Disease Collide. “Orthovenous” disease you ask?  What is that?  Is that even a disease or a word?  Well…not exactly, but it is a neologism I have created to describe a much more common entity I have encountered in my vein focused practice.  Patients with orthopedic disease are of the age group…

Check your veins before (or after) hip or knee replacement! Reduce your risks of complications.

This patient had left leg swelling for the past six months since his left total knee replacement. He had two ultrasounds which negative for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) yet his swelling and pain persisted. On further review of his history he stated that he had had swelling in his left leg for some years prior…

Vein Disease Can Contribute to Restless Legs Syndrome

Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.VI. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is believed to affect as much as ten percent of the population in the United States. A patient, Laura, is among that group, but it wasn’t until she was older that her RLS symptoms really began to distress her. It was in the evenings…