Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can I Treat My Varicose Veins?

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 12:46 PM




Question: I am a woman who has varicose veins behind my knees. They hurt when I walk. What is the best treatment?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Varicose veins behind the knees are not very common. I would be sure you have no venous obstruction causing them, and if not, would propose microsurgical removal of the varicose veins.

This can be a difficult location for typical treatments that we use for varicose veins in the lower legs. Ask your doctor for a referral to a vascular surgeon after they have completed a screening and duplex ultrasound evaluations. You’ll want to be sure there is no deep clot or baker’s cyst causing your discomfort, since these conditions are managed differently.

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