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    Check your veins before (or after) hip or knee replacement! Reduce your risks of complications.

    This patient had left leg swelling for the past six months since his left total knee replacement. He had two ultrasounds which negative for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) yet his swelling and pain persisted. On further review of his history he stated that he had had swelling in his left leg for some years prior to his left total knee replacement. He presented to our office for further venous insufficiency evaluation. He was found to have significant left great saphenous vein insufficiency which is treatable with endovenous thermal ablation. The take-home lesson is that patients with evidence of leg swelling or other signs of venous insufficiency who are being treated for hip or knee arthritis should strongly consider preoperative venous evaluation.  Those patients who continue to have leg swelling months after their total hip or knee replacements,
    despite negative ultrasound for deep vein thrombosis should also be evaluated by a Vein Specialist for Venous insufficiency.

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    December 6, 2016
    Dr. Joseph Magnant

    About Dr. Joseph Magnant

    After 14 years practicing Vascular Surgery in Georgia as part of a large multispecialty group, I moved to Fort Myers in 2006 with the specific intention to limit the scope of my practice to Venous disease evaluation and treatment. My fellowship training and board certification in Vascular surgery enables me to offer patients a comprehensive and balanced approach to their venous disease management. We have the good fortune of having one of the most experienced Registered Vascular Technologists, JT Jarrard, on our staff. Since the introduction of endovenous ablation techniques (LASER and Radiofrequency based systems) in 2000, we have been able to offer patients of all ages and medical conditions, solutions to their venous insufficiency related problems with outpatient, minimally invasive treatments performed under the strictest of sterile techniques, in a spa like facility under local anesthesia.

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