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…

External Bleeding from small calf veins can be sign of underlying problem

Have seen back to back patients this morning with severe venous insufficiency involving the left great saphenous vein.  Both patients had history of multiple episodes of significant external hemorrhage.  Neither had external signs of varicose veins but both had what appeared to be large spider veins (called telangiectasias) in the pretibial region (front of the…

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…

Orthopedic Pain and it’s relation to Venous Insufficiency

Fran, an active medical office manager for her husband’s OB-GYN practice, decided to retire near the Gulf waters in Cape Coral. Happy in her Florida home, Fran immediately became involved in her community. She found herself on the go all the time. As she stayed busy with all of her activities, her knee began to…

Nighttime Urination? It could be your veins!

Find out how frequent nighttime urination can be related to venous insufficiency. Frequent trips to the bathroom, especially at night, are often seen as a natural occurrence of either age or simply water consumption, and, because of this, are often ignored or seen as inconsequential.  Nighttime urination, however, can be the sign of a serious…