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Can you explain how the operation for leg claudication is done?
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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The procedure done either removes the blocking atheroscelrotic plaque ( endarterectomy ), streches the area of plaque ( angioplasty +/- stent ), or bypasses the area ( graft - vein or artifical tube ).
A combination of these is occasionally done.

In brief: Yes
The procedure done either removes the blocking atheroscelrotic plaque ( endarterectomy ), streches the area of plaque ( angioplasty +/- stent ), or bypasses the area ( graft - vein or artifical tube ).
A combination of these is occasionally done.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The operation for disabling claudication can be done either using endovascular techniques or open surgical techniques.
The type of surgery chosen depends on where the blockages are. There is never just one option.

In brief: Depends
The operation for disabling claudication can be done either using endovascular techniques or open surgical techniques.
The type of surgery chosen depends on where the blockages are. There is never just one option.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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