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How successful is a vein bypass for lower leg arterial disease?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Depends on details

Vein bypasses with greater saphenous vein of high quality have generally good success.
But this depends on details. You must combine a high quality operation with good wound care, especially in patients with diabetic wounds. Without good wound care and optimal medical management, some patients can still lose their leg even with an "open" bypass.

In brief: Depends on details

Vein bypasses with greater saphenous vein of high quality have generally good success.
But this depends on details. You must combine a high quality operation with good wound care, especially in patients with diabetic wounds. Without good wound care and optimal medical management, some patients can still lose their leg even with an "open" bypass.
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