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In this surgery, the patient's vein or an artificial tube is used to create a bypass around a blocked main leg artery. The blocked arteries in the legs are usually caused by a buildup of plaque. When this buildup occurs, it is called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
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- To restore proper blood supply to your lower leg
- To relieve leg pain caused by a blocked artery
- To prevent the need for amputation
If you are planning to have femoropopliteal bypass surgery, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Blood clots (eg, clots that causes blockage of bypass graft)
- Adverse reaction to the anesthesia
- Organ damage
- Need for limb amputation
- Heart attack or death
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
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- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Severe pain in the leg
- Your leg becomes cold, pale, blue, tingly, or numb
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
- Nausea, vomiting, or constipation
- Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you...