Between 1978 and 1983 a total of 62 Linton procedures were performed in 53 patients. The results are presented. 62% suffered from an insufficient superficial venous system for longer than 10 years. 34% had an active ulcer at the time of operation. Pre-operative preparation and operative technique are extensively dealt with. Post-operative wound necrosis occurred in 22.5%. This was mainly due to extensive subcutaneous dissection and tissue removal. Recurrent ulcer occurred in 4.8%.