Novel Treatments for Varicose Veins
This revolutionary device has significant benefits for Clinicians, Patients, and Health Care Providers:
- Safe and effective technique with no need for tumescent anesthesia.
- Eliminates the risk of nerve or skin damage or parathesia from thermal energy.
- Excellent results by combining mechanical agitation and proven sclerosants.
- Ideally suited for treatment of the great or small saphenous veins
- High patient comfort level and acceptance.
- No staining observed.
MOCA™ varicose vein treatment using the patented ClariVein catheter combines two methods of action:
- Mechanical agitation of the vessel endothelia by the rotating catheter tip.
- A sclerosant drug sprayed from the tip of the catheter as it is pulled back to ensure maximum effect.
In this treatment, a rotating catheter is passed along the saphenous vein. As it is withdrawn, a sclerosing injection is introduced into the saphenous vein.ClariVein achieves occlusion of 90% of saphenous veins at 1 year according to published studies. This is very simlar to other minimally invasive methods. The conclusions reached so far are based on a limited number of clinical series followed up for 1 – 2 years. Long term efficacy is yet to be established. This is a promising technique but it is not yet clear whether it has advantages over foam sclerotherapy which is technically less complex.