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My Mother Had A Femoral Bypass How Can I Take Care Of Her
TLC: Make sure the wounds are dry. Painting the incisions with betadine twice a day can help prevent infections. Be around to assist when she wants to get up and walk- walking is good thing. If she has leg swelling, a low pressure compression sock (below the knee) can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up: YOU don't "treat" this , it is the result of an operation. In general if the graft is successful and wounds heal it should last for years. Most surgeons recommend periodic follow up every 6-12 months with studies to be sure there are no problems. Sometimes prolonged sitting or bending t the waste can cause the graft to kink but that is unusual ...Read more
Due to an arteriosclerosis, my mum, 83 has had 2 femoral bypass within 1 year. After 5 months, both surgeries have failed. What are the options left? Could another 1 be more successful? Alternatives?
Impossible to say: Your question is complex. If 2 surgeries have failed, severe, diffuse, complex disease is implied. Depending on her symptoms, medication can be tried. If she has gangrene and is not felt to be a candidate for further palliative surgery, the only other option is amputation. Sorry - good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical issues are graft closure, infection, limb loss, and death. This is not a comprehensive list. Talk to you doctor or vascular surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more
Artery: if the femoral artery was not used for any procedure no problem if it was used to access the coronary system it may bleed or develop a hematoma all in all all should be ok with a simple Bump!! ...Read more
Varies: Depends on your condition going in and the type of surgery performed, but assume 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital. ...Read more
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