Study looking at quality of life after vascular surgery in about 500 patients noted that quality of life significantly decreased 2 weeks after wound complications from the surgery itself. Referenced from: J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul 26. pii: S0741-5214(16)30396-2. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2016.05.068
Patient with below the knee amputation of both legs was told that they will need above the knee amputation as there was no blood flow to their right stump. They had arterial bypass 10 years ago that failed. We were successfully able to open their native artery that had been closed for more than 10…
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Recent study looking at treatment of occluded arteries below knee suggests that stenting at all times may not be best idea. Stents when used os “as needed” basis had similar result. 🙂 Referenced from: J Endovasc Ther. 2015 Oct;22(5):690-7. doi: 10.1177/1526602815598955. Epub 2015 Aug 5.