Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease

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Vein dictionary

Saphenofemoral junction (SFJ), saphenopopliteal junction (SPJ)

The SFJ is an arching region in the groin where the great saphenous vein (see trunk veins) meets the deep vein system. The old term “crosse”, which is rarely used in English today, comes from the French expression for a bishop’s crook.

Several superficial veins also join the deep vein system in the region, giving the junction a star-like appearance.

The region where the small saphenous vein (see trunk veins) meets the popliteal vein at the knee is known as the saphenopopliteal junction (SPJ).