The phlebodynamometry is especially applied before surgical intervention on the epifascial venous system. It helps with evaluating the insufficiency of the vein-muscle-pump and clarifying the question of how far an improvement of the venous insufficiency is possible. Thereby, it supports the estimation of the prospective therapy success.
The peripheral vein-pressure measurement provides crucial information, particularly at complicated varicoses (clinical CEAP-stages C4-C6) and especially at damages of the deep vein system. Above all, it comes in useful for the differential diagnosis of therapy strategies at pelvic vein occlusions and V.-Saphena-Magna-Varicoses.
In addition, in the field of therapy control, the phlebodynamometry is used to evaluate the process of efficiency of the vein-muscle-pump. As a result, the effectiveness of different therapy treatments like the exeresis of varices, the lysis therapy or also the reconstruction of venous valves can be monitored objectively.²
• Performance test in the epi-, sub- and transfascial vein-system.
• Examination of the operation-indication at the post-thrombotic syndrome.
• Therapy- or process-control after thrombosis treatment.
• Performance test before and after interventions (which turn off the venous function) in the area of the lower extremities.
For the performance of phlebodynamometry-measurements, measuring systems like the AngE PDM from Sonotechnik are suited.
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Freely translated from German by Sonotechnik. Please find the original information sources below.
² Kügler, C. (2007). Phlebodynamometrie. In E. G. Knut Kröger, Nicht invasive Diagnostik angiologischer Krankheitsbilder (S. 225,230). Berlin: ABW Wissenschaftsverlag.
³ Gerlach, H. (2006). Phlebodynamometrie. In H. E. Eberhard Rabe, Praktische Phlebologie, Empfehlungen zur differenzierten Diagnostik und Therapie phlebologischer Krankheitsbilder (S. 45). Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.