The Ongoing Battle Between Infrapopliteal Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery for Critical Limb Ischemia
Annals of Vascular Surgery, 08/09/2012
Schamp KBC et al. – Infrapopliteal angioplasty and bypass surgery both provide an acceptable limb salvage rate, but patency appears to be better after bypass surgery. Both modalities are likely to be complementary. Additional randomized trials are indicated to provide a treatment algorithm for patients with CLI and infrapopliteal arterial occlusive disease.