The Mechanical of Characterisation of Human Saphenous and Popliteal Vein

The Mechanical of Characterisation of Human Saphenous and Popliteal Vein


Lead sponsor: University Hospital of Limerick

Collaborator: University of Limerick

Source University Hospital of Limerick
Brief Summary

Non-interventional study aiming to ascertain the mechanical properties of human saphenous and popliteal vein tissue.

Detailed Description

The aim of this study is to mechanically characterise saphenous and popliteal vein segments that have been deemed waste following varicose vein procedures, lower limb amputation and lower limb bypass surgery.

By characterising the stress-stretch relationship of the vein vessel wall, treatment techniques can be better understood. Mechanical device design can be bteer informed and the the suitability of vein as a conduit for bypass and AVF procedures can be assessed.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date January 21, 2019
Completion Date January 21, 2021
Primary Completion Date January 21, 2021
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The identification of vein tissue mechanical distension and stretching properties. 2 years
Enrollment 50

Sampling method: Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- Male or Female patients aged 18 years or older

- Patients undergoing varicose vein procedures or;

- Patients undergoing lower limb amputation or;

- Patients undergoing lower limb bypass surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients unable to give informed consent

- Seriously ill/unconscious patients

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Eamon Kavanagh, MD FRCSI Principal Investigator University Hospital of Limerick
Overall Contact

Last name: Fiona Leahy, CNM Research

Phone: 061588394

Email: [email protected]

facility status contact contact_backup University Hospital Limerick Fiona Leahy, CNM Research 061588394 [email protected]
Location Countries


Verification Date

July 2019

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: University Hospital of Limerick

Investigator full name: Fiona Leahy

Investigator title: Professor Eamon Kavanagh Prinicipal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Observational model: Case-Control

Time perspective: Cross-Sectional