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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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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Following femoral artery bypass procedure with artificial graft, are bumps and lumps in the leg normal, what to do?

Following femoral artery bypass procedure with artificial graft, are bumps and lumps in the leg normal, what to do?

Possibly: They can be normal depending on how soon after surgery you're talking about, but i would discuss with the surgeon who performed the operation. If you mean a bypass a while ago (months to years), then any new bump or lump can be a major concern. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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

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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Had a end-end repair of my left common femoral artery and a vortex-graft bypass of the left common femoral vein.2 yrs ago.Vigorous exercise.Swell, pai?

Vein repair: Vein repair using goretex is prone to occlusion. If you are having swelling would suggest an ultrasound to see if the vein is still open. Exercise should be fine. ...Read more

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How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

How deep is the femoral artery at its most superficial point?

This is entirely: dependent on the thickness of the fat between the skin and the neuromuscular bundle. Obviously there is a dependance on age as well. A baby's artery will be much closer to the skin than a 400 pound man. ...Read more

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How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

How deep would a cut have to be for it to sever the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on the size and weight of the person. I would say, on average, about 8-15 mm. Obese people: could be 40 mm. Very thin people, maybe only 5 mm. ...Read more

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Can a femoral artery become infected?

Yes: While a primary infection of the femoral artery is rare, if you have an operation or a procedure involving the femoral artery, you can develop an infection. ...Read more

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How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

How deep under you skin is the femoral artery?

Depends: Depends on how obese the patient is. In a patient with a normal weight for their height (bmi), the femoral artery usually lies about 2-3 cm beneath the skin. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

Claudication: Which means cram like pains in the calves with walking which gets better with rest and returns with walking. The distance of walking that brings out the pain is called the claudication distance. The shorter the distance the worse is the stenosis. Also, in severe cases the leg loses hair and becomes painful at rest with elevation better with dangling. ...Read more

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If your femoral artery is totally cut is it usually fatal?

If your femoral artery is totally cut is it usually fatal?

Yes: You have very little time to control bleeding from a transected femoral artery before exsanguination. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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What should I do about a cramp in my femoral artery?

What should I do about a cramp in my femoral artery?

See a physician: I assume you are having pain in your groin area. Arteries cannot have "cramps". Time to see a physician for an exam ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

What does a vibration feeling in the groin area femoral artery me And?

"Artery"?: 4 structures pass through the "groin area" (inguinal region). From lateral to medial, they are the femoral nerve, femoral artery, femoral vein, & a lymphatic vessel, which is separated from the vein by an empty space. Don't assume that whatever this is is from the artery. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a hands-on exam. HealthTap & Dr. Google are not enough for your case. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where exactly is the femoral artery located in your leg?

Please help docs! where exactly is the femoral artery located in your leg?

Picture: A picture is worth a thousand words: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=femoral+artery;newwindow=1;rlz=1c2chwa_enus535us535;tbm=isch;imgil=lbxakfnsvbaqrm%253a%253bhttps%253a%252f%252fencrypted-tbn0.Gstatic.Com%252fimages%253fq%253dtbn%253aand9gctgrb6vxih0uaoj9tpykc1f3lqvpi6xuvav4cbl40x0rynoxpgu2q%253b200%253b400%253bmxek57l00nf_km%253bhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.Vasculardoc.Com%25252ffemoral-aneurys. ...Read more