Progress in limb salvage arterial surgery: components and results of an aggressive approach.

In the past 9 years, 1,196 patients whose lower extremity was threatened because of infrainguinal arteriosclerosis have been treated at Montefiore Hospital. In the last 6 years, limb salvage was attempted in 679, or 90% of 755 patients. Femoropopliteal (318), small vessel (204) and axillopopliteal (29) bypasses were used along with transluminal angioplasty… CONTINUE READING