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I Have A Large Left Popliteal Aneurysm When Should I Consider Surgery
Soon: If you have a large aneurysm in the popliteal artery, it is at risk for thrombosing (clogging off) or embolizing (tossing debris), and puts you at risk for losing your leg. Larger aneurysms can also compress local structures and cause blood clots in your vein, or pain from pressure on the nerve. It is also possible for the aneurysm to rupture, but this is more common in aortic aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popliteal aneurysm is a swelling of the popliteal artery, which is one of the major arteries of the thigh, running behind the knee. Popliteal aneurysms are a problem because they are prone to rupturing and bleeding, or developing a clot, which then blocks blood flow ...Read more
Variable: If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks). Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Popliteal aneurysms: Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aneurysm repair: Within 7-10 days staple will come out. Within 2 weeks you can regain regular activities. ...Read more
2-4 weeks: If treated while asymptomatic, popliteal artery aneurysm repair is accomplished with a fem-pop bypass and tying off the aneurysm above and below the aneurysm itself. Recovery in the hospital is often 2-3 days and gradual return to regular activity is usually seen within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Unlikely: Popliteal artery aneurysms are not typically symptomatic (not painful) until they occlude. We don't worry about these rupturing. We worry mainly about these clotting and blocking circulation to the legs. Tingling would not be associated with a popliteal aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is any form of massage safe to help thigh muscles relax & relieve pain for faster recovery six weeks post bypass surgery to repair popliteal aneursym?
Annually: Once a year by ultrasound should be enough. You don't have to be concerned about treatment until it reaches a diameter of around 2cm. We don't worry about rupture. It is the formation of a blood clot and blockage of flow to the foot which is more likely to occur. These can be fixed surgically by replacing the short segment of artery or stenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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