[Hemodynamic characteristics of the state of musculo-venous pump of the lower limbs and pelvis in patients with varicose veins].Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 1998; 157(6):40-4.VK
The method of phlebotonometry developed by the authors was used in an analysis of results of the state of musculo-venous pump of lower extremities and pelvis in 106 patients with varicose disease. The dynamics of phlebotonogram indices was studied during isolated functional exercises of the muscles of prelum abdominale, femur, leg and foot. In the first and second stages of the disease the function of both the single pumps and the whole pump system is disturbed but mildly and has no stage distinctions. Their pronounced impairment appears but in cases of a complicated course of the disease. In valvular incompetence of deep veins the musculo-venous pump looses its function: the greater the degree of valvular incompetence, the worse the functioning of this structure.