Traditional ligation & stripping of the great saphenous vein is usually performed in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. An incision is made in the groin and the saphenous vein is tied off at its’ origin. Then a series of incisions are made in the leg and a wire “stripper” is inserted into the abnormal veins, which are then stripped out.
Possible complications of vein stripping are damage to surrounding nerves leading to numbness, damage to lymphatic tissue leading to chronic leg swelling. Incision scars. Reaction to general anesthesia is an additional risk.
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