TRIVEX for Leg Veins
TRIVEX is transillluminated powered phlebectomy. It was FDA approved in 1999 as an alternative to microphlebectomy to remove varicose veins. In essence, it uses oscillation blades and fiberoptics to visualize and remove varicose veins through tiny incisions and presumably using less incisions than microphlebectomy.
Complications of TRIVEX include bruising, nerve injury, skin perforation, hyperpigmentation, and deep vein clots. Recurrence of varicose veins occurs in up to 20% of patients, although this complication is not limited to this technique.