Early results of lower extremity infrageniculate revascularization with a new polytetrafluoroethylene graft.

@article{Alcocer2004EarlyRO,
  title={Early results of lower extremity infrageniculate revascularization with a new polytetrafluoroethylene graft.},
  author={Francisco Alcocer and William D. Jordan and Douglas J Wirthlin and David Whitley},
  journal={Vascular},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={318-24}
}
When an autologous vein is not available for lower extremity revascularization, prosthetic grafts are often required. However, prosthetic bypass grafts have limited patency for infrageniculate reconstruction. To potentially improve patency, a new geometric modification of the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, Distaflo (Impra, Tempe, AZ), has been developed for lower extremity bypass. We reviewed our early experience with the Distaflo graft in patients who required infrageniculate bypass for… CONTINUE READING