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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.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Femoropopliteal bypass:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Femoropopliteal bypass may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Femoropopliteal bypass may include:
Possible surgical complications of Femoropopliteal bypass may include:
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.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Femoropopliteal bypass) include:
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