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My mother had a femoral bypass. How can I take care of her?

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 more

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Can you be too old to have a femoral bypass?

Can you be too old to have a femoral bypass?

No: If your level of activity is still high and you have vascular disease that is treatable (and you are healthy enough to tolerate the surgery), then it is ok to have the bypass. Age alone is not a contraindication to surgery. ...Read more

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Which drugs are used in a femoral bypass procedure?

Which drugs are used in a femoral bypass procedure?

Hepain and aspirin: Multiple drugs are used. Heparin, Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) are commonly used as blood thinners. Others may be used depending on nature of bypass. ...Read more

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How do you treat a femoro-femoral bypass graft?

How do you treat a femoro-femoral bypass graft?

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

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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?

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 more

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Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

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

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How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

Days to weeks: It takes several days before someone is released from the hospital after a femoral artery bypass and it takes weeks for the wounds to heal fully and for patients to re-condition themselves. ...Read more

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What is risk of injury if femoral artery is bumped after vascular bypass surgery?

What is risk of injury if femoral artery is bumped after vascular bypass surgery?

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

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For how long is the recovery from femoral artery(leg) bypass surgery?

Varies: Depends on your condition going in and the type of surgery performed, but assume 4-6 weeks for complete recovery. ...Read more

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Following femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly?

Following femoral artery leg bypass surgery, how long before you can fly?

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