Overview of Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Lower Extremity

  • Bryan K. Richmond
  • Ali F. AbuRahma


As the population continues to grow in average age, chronic lower extremity ischemia is becoming more prevalent. It is estimated that up to 10% of persons over 70 years of age have claudication, as well as 1–2% of persons aged 37 to 69 years.1,2 This results in approximately 100 000 procedures being performed each year for the treatment of this condition.3 This number is perhaps higher now with the advances in endovascular procedures.


Peripheral Arterial Disease Popliteal Artery Common Iliac Artery Superficial Femoral Artery Posterior Tibial Artery 
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  • Ali F. AbuRahma

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