Predictors of prosthetic graft infection after infrainguinal bypass.

  title={Predictors of prosthetic graft infection after infrainguinal bypass.},
  author={Thomas E Brothers and Jacob G. Robison and Bruce M. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={208 4},
BACKGROUND Some patients require major leg amputation after lower-extremity prosthetic bypass for graft occlusion or failure of wound healing, despite a patent graft. Amputation above or below the knee was hypothesized to increase susceptibility to prosthetic graft infection in the ipsilateral extremity. STUDY DESIGN All patients undergoing implantation of prosthetic infrainguinal arterial bypass grafts identified from a vascular surgical registry during a 12-year period were reviewed… CONTINUE READING


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