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Limb Salvage Procedures for Critical Limb Ischemia

The use of angioplasty to revascularize and salvage a limb is generally done by a interventional cardiologist and vascular surgeon. The procedure involves using angioplasty equipment in areas of the body where ballooning and stents aren’t generally used because the blood vessels that supply the legs are so small. With the increasing sophistication of angioplasty technology, the balloons are more easily manageable and surgeons can delve further into the extremities with these devices.

The following is a general outline of the limb salvage procedures performed at Deborah Heart and Lung Center:

  • Endovascular recanalization of chronic total occlusion
  • Directional atherectomy
  • Orbital atherectomy
  • Angioplasty and stent implantation
  • Pedal access for limb salvage revascularization
  • Femoral tibial bypass for limb salvage
  • Hybrid revascularization procedures
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Advanced wound care and skin grafts