img

Femorotibial Bypass

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Femorotibial Bypass

What is Femorotibial Bypass?

During femorotibial bypass, blood is rerouted from the femoral artery to the tibial artery. Either a synthetic graft or the saphenous vein in the leg is used for bypass.

Also Known As:

Femoral artery surgery

  • Blood rerouting
  • Tibial artery surgery
  • Infrainguinal arterial bypass
  • Femorotibial reconstruction

Conditions Treated with Femorotibial Bypass:

Femorotibial bypass is performed in patients with severe peripheral artery disease, as well as in cases of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, ischemic leg pain at rest and risk of limb amputation.

Femorotibial Bypass by OrangeCountySurgeons

Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Femorotibial Bypass:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to femorotibial bypass. Limb amputation is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Femorotibial Bypass:

Femorotibial bypass is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Femorotibial Bypass:

Possible risks following femorotibial bypass include embolism, blood clots, infection, nerve injury, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience a failed graft, altered blood pressure and continued vessel blockage.

Prognosis after Femorotibial Bypass:

The prognosis for a positive end result following femorotibial bypass is fair. While pain is relieved in most cases, limb amputation remains a possibility for patients with disease progression.

INFORMED CONSENT

Femorotibial Bypass Doctors

View All
  • No record found.

Surgical Procedures

View All

Be Healthy

View All
  • No record found.

Health News

Watch & learn

View All
GET A WEEKLY DOSE OF HEALTHY INSPIRATION
GET A WEEKLY DOSE OF HEALTHY INSPIRATION
Please enter required fields.
Subscription Successful.
Already Subscribed.
Enter Valid Email Address.