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- leg below the knee blocked - foot big toe hurts - was one month before the anjio - is how to treat - balloon therapy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Need to see

Vascular doc and would not delay treatment.
If the blockage is behind the knee a bypass may be your best option. Stents do not do well in this region because the knee is flexed often and they collapse or break. Please discuss with your vascular doctor.

In brief: Need to see

Vascular doc and would not delay treatment.
If the blockage is behind the knee a bypass may be your best option. Stents do not do well in this region because the knee is flexed often and they collapse or break. Please discuss with your vascular doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ann Holland
Podiatry

In brief: Artery Disease Pain

Assuming you had an arterial blockage and the procedure you had or are having is a balloon angioplasty, then you are correct , this would be one type of treatment for this painful problem especially if it was performed on the leg with the occlusion.
Other ways to treat this are medications, stent placements and a new technique extracting plaque within the artery. Exercise is always recommended.

In brief: Artery Disease Pain

Assuming you had an arterial blockage and the procedure you had or are having is a balloon angioplasty, then you are correct , this would be one type of treatment for this painful problem especially if it was performed on the leg with the occlusion.
Other ways to treat this are medications, stent placements and a new technique extracting plaque within the artery. Exercise is always recommended.
Dr. Ann Holland
Dr. Ann Holland
Thank
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