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Pain outcomes following mechanochemical ablation vs cyanoacrylate adhesive for the treatment of primary truncal saphenous vein incompetence. The MOCCA randomized clinical trial.

Belramman A, Bootun R, Tang TY, Lane TRA, Davies AH.

JAMA Surg 2022; 157: 395-404.

Pain scores were similar after both of these non tumescent venous ablation methods in this study that included 167 procedures. Both methods improved disease-specific quality of life.

Comment: Late clinical outcomes will be important.

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