Show Summary Details
Page of

Technical aspects of surgery for lower limb ischaemia: basic techniques of open and endovascular surgery for acute lower limb ischaemia 

Technical aspects of surgery for lower limb ischaemia: basic techniques of open and endovascular surgery for acute lower limb ischaemia
Chapter:
Technical aspects of surgery for lower limb ischaemia: basic techniques of open and endovascular surgery for acute lower limb ischaemia
Author(s):

Mark Koelemay

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199658220.003.0024
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 September 2019

The patient with acute lower limb ischaemia poses a major challenge for the vascular surgeon, since there is a high risk of amputation, and a lack of evidence regarding the most effective treatment. Management options are dictated by the severity of limb ischaemia, and comprise systemic heparinization, intra-arterial thrombolysis, and surgical thromboembolectomy. Complications are frequently encountered, with compartment syndrome being the most devastating after successful revascularization. The focus of this chapter is on technical aspects of endovascular and open surgical treatment of acute lower limb ischaemia.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.