Popliteal-to-tibial in situ saphenous vein bypass for limb salvage in diabetic patients
The American Journal of Surgery
This study has summarized our results with popliteal-tibial in situ saphenous vein bypass in 26 patients, 25 of whom were diabetic, over a 2 year period. Both above- and below-knee popliteal inflow sites were used for bypass of limb-threatening ischemia. Distal calf or pedal outflow sites were required in all but two patients who had sequential bypass performed to tibial sites. Postoperative ankle-brackial indices were calculated. Eleven patients had transcutaneous mapping surrounding the pedal skin envelope injuries. The mean lowest and highest transcutaneous oxygen values have been reported as a guide to successful healing. © 1987.
Rhodes, G., Rollins, D., Sidawy, A., Skudder, P., & Buchbinder, D. (1987). Popliteal-to-tibial in situ saphenous vein bypass for limb salvage in diabetic patients. The American Journal of Surgery, 154 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0002-9610(87)90191-7