Q&A: EVLA After Knee Replacement?

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Q: Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement? My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting cellulitis?

A: EVLT is used to treat venous insufficiency, which can only be accurately diagnosed by sonography. It is not used to treat cellulitis.