Femoral-Tibial Bypass Surgery for Peripheral Arterial Disease
Why It Is Done
This surgery is used for people who have narrowed or blocked tibial or peroneal arteries, which are near the surface of the legs. Most of the time, people also have blocked femoral and popliteal arteries too. See a picture of Reference peripheral arterial disease Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window. Usually, the blockage must be causing severe symptoms or be limb-threatening before bypass surgery is considered.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery