Venous Disorders of the Legs

Principles and Practice

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Lawrence L. Tretbar
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-139

About this book


Within the last five years a number of new books on venous disorders have been produced. Previously the study of venous disease was well-served by the classic texts of Foote, Anning, Dodd and Cockett, and Hobbs, but these texts are now out of print and out of date. How does Larry Tretbar's book equate with its competition? Those of you who pick up or purchase this delightful little book will not be disappointed. It is a single author text which is clearly written and succinct. In just over 100 pages Tretbar distils the work of many of his larger competitors without losing any vital information along the way. He also provides new insights and ideas in many areas. Contents are set out in a standard format but the writing is pithy and the line drawings (mostly by the author himself) are clear and helpful. It excels in the management and treatment of varicose veins where the author has made his major contribution. The book contains many of the classic venous references though these of necessity cannot be comprehensive in the interest of brevity. Linton pointed out that diseases of the veins of the lower extremities are one of the commonest of human ailments that can be remedied by surgical measures. These disorders are often poorly managed by junior doctors who fail to acquaint themselves with the anatomy and pathophysiology of these disorders.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Phlebologic Institute of the MidwestShawnee MissionUSA

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