Polytetrafluoroethylene bypasses to infrapopliteal arteries without cuffs or patches: a better option than amputation in patients without autologous vein.

@article{Parsons1996PolytetrafluoroethyleneBT,
  title={Polytetrafluoroethylene bypasses to infrapopliteal arteries without cuffs or patches: a better option than amputation in patients without autologous vein.},
  author={Ramon E. Parsons and William D. Suggs and Frank Junior Veith and Luis A. S{\'a}nchez and Ross T. Lyon and Michael L. Marin and Jeffrey Goldsmith and Peter L. Faries and Karin Wengerter and Marcy L. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={347-54; discussion 355-6}
}
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate our results of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tibial and peroneal artery bypasses done for limb salvage. METHODS Within a group of patients undergoing infrainguinal limb salvage bypasses at our institution between January 1986 and May 1995, 63 patients faced an immediate amputation, had no autologous vein on… CONTINUE READING