So much has been written on the injection treatment of varicose veins during the past three years that we hesitate to add more to the already extensive literature. New ideas, however, are always welcome and we take the liberty of presenting this paper, hoping that the reader may find something worthy of his attention.
The injection treatment of varicose veins has long been accepted as the most rational method of caring for this malady. It is now used by most of the profession. When one considers the disability, the length of hospitalization, the pain, the expense, the scarring, and the mortality risk involved in the operative treatment of the past, one can readily see why the injection treatment is so universally accepted.
The one most commonly discussed shortcoming of the injection treatment is the percentage of recurrences.1 It is granted that varices in veins actually removed by surgical operation
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