Crural Arterial Interventions
Intervention within the crural vessels has advanced considerably over the last few years. This is due to both an increased focus on the management of critical lower limb ischaemia along with the development of improved guide wires and angioplasty balloons. With the increasing prevalence of type II diabetes, diabetic foot problems are also being seen more commonly. These can often be managed successfully by balloon angioplasty, even though this may require treatment of long segment occlusions, as limb salvage can frequently be achieved by use of a “temporary percutaneous bypass”. Management of atherosclerotic disease in the crural arteries requires a more durable result in terms of vessel patency.
KeywordsPeripheral Arterial Disease Limb Ischaemia Limb Salvage Ulcer Healing Critical Limb Ischaemia
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