Infrapopliteal polytetrafluoroethylene and composite bypass: factors influencing patency.


Between January 1, 1979, and December 31, 1988, 149 infrapopliteal polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bypasses were performed in 145 patients with chronic, critical, limb-threatening ischemia. These operations represented 27.9% of 534 infrapopliteal bypasses performed during the same period. There were 92 males and 53 females. Mean age was 71.8 +/- 12.3 years… (More)


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