Reduction in wound morbidity rates following endoscopic saphenous vein harvest.

@article{Illig2001ReductionIW,
  title={Reduction in wound morbidity rates following endoscopic saphenous vein harvest.},
  author={Karl A. Illig and Jeffrey M Rhodes and Yaron Sternbach and Cynthia E K Shortell and Mark G. Davies and Richard M. Green},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={104-9}
}
To determine whether less-invasive saphenous vein harvest reduces morbidity in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass, we retrospectively compared 61 patients undergoing endoscopic harvest (ENDO) with 49 patients undergoing conventional harvest (OPEN) over the past 13 months. Patients were classified as potential short-stay if adjunctive suprainguinal inflow procedures or foot amputations were not required and the patient was ambulatory prior to elective operation. Mean endoscopic harvest… CONTINUE READING

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