Over the past two decades, advances in limb salvage techniques have significantly decreased the number of primary and secondary amputations in patients with peripheral vascular disease. Several studies have established the efficacy and excellent long-term results of bypass procedures to tibial and pedal arteries. 2-8 Arterial reconstructions to branches of the dorsalis pedis and the posterior tibial arteries are a further extension of limb salvage surgery and have become a reality with improved surgical techniques.
|Number of pages
|Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
|Published - Mar 1994