Title

Popliteal-to-tibial in situ saphenous vein bypass for limb salvage in diabetic patients

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Journal

The American Journal of Surgery

Volume

154

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/0002-9610(87)90191-7

Abstract

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.

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