Venous Valves pp 183-207 | Cite as

Reconstruction of Venous Valves

  • Rainer Gottlob
  • Robert May


As has been mentioned in the chapter describing the post-thrombotic syndrome, incompetence of the venous valves in the femoral and popliteal veins is the cause of congestion and edema, resulting in dermatitis, induration and ulcers in the ankle region and other portions of the lower leg. Incompetence of the valves of calf veins may lead to “failure of the peroneal muscle pump”, which is of considerable importance as a causal factor of the complex of symptoms, comprised by the term “post-thrombotic syndrome”.


Femoral Vein Saphenous Vein Popliteal Vein Venous Wall Axillary Vein 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wein 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Gottlob
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert May
    • 3
  1. 1.First Surgical University Clinic of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.WienAustria
  3. 3.InnsbruckAustria

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