A minor procedure, dorsalis pedis artery cannulation involves the placement of an angiocatheter into the dorsalis pedis artery located on the top of the foot.
Also Known As:
- Angiocatheter placement
- Arterial cannulation
- Foot surgery
- Heart rate monitoring
- Blood pressure monitoring
Conditions Treated with Dorsalis Pedis Cannulation:
Dorsalis pedis cannulation is performed on patients who are critically ill and require constant blood pressure and heart rate monitoring. The procedure can also deliver medication that alters cardiac muscle contractions.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to dorsalis pedis cannulation.
Anesthesia with Dorsalis Pedis Cannulation:
Dorsalis pedis cannulation is performed with local anesthesia.
Potential Complications from Dorsalis Pedis Cannulation:
Possible risks following dorsalis pedis cannulation include hematoma, poor blood flow to the toes, arterial puncture and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the angiocatheter placement to be poor.
Prognosis after Dorsalis Pedis Cannulation:
The prognosis for a positive end result following dorsalis pedis cannulation is good.
Recovery from Dorsalis Pedis Cannulation:
There is no recovery time needed for dorsalis pedis cannulation.