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Femoropopliteal bypass

Femoropopliteal bypass

Femoropopliteal bypass: Femoropopliteal bypass is surgery to reroute blood from the femoral artery to the popliteal arteries above or below the knee in patients with severe peripheral artery disease. The saphenous vein in the leg or a synthetic graft is used for bypass.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Femoropopliteal bypass

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Femoropopliteal bypass:

Other Surgical Options: Femoropopliteal bypass

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Femoropopliteal bypass may include these surgeries:

  • Limb amputation

Anesthetic Requirements for Femoropopliteal bypass

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Femoropopliteal bypass may include:

Procedure Complications: Femoropopliteal bypass

Possible surgical complications of Femoropopliteal bypass may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Femoropopliteal bypass

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is fair and pain is relieved in the majority of cases; however, limb amputation is still a possibility for some patients with disease progression.

Femoropopliteal bypass: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Femoropopliteal bypass) include:

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