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See post-procedure instructions for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency treatment at the UVM Medical Center.
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It is essential on the day of varicose vein surgery, to maintain a moderate level of leg muscle activity by walking for a minimum of 2-3 minutes every half an hour.
Heavy activities that involve sweating should not be resumed until 48-72 hours post-surgery. Examples of these types of activities: aerobics, hiking, gardening, farming.
Leave all dressing intact for two days following surgery.
Keep your incision dry. Showering should be done with a plastic bag over your dressing to protect your leg from getting wet.
Steri-strips should stay on until they start to peel off. Band-aids may be changed if they become stained.
Tenderness and bruising along the incisions is normal.