VASCULAR SURGERY

Upper and Lower Extremity Fasciotomy

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Historical Background Fasciotomy is designed to prevent nerve injury and myonecrosis resulting from compartment syndrome characterized by elevated pressure within a fixed extremity compartment. Compartment syndrome is most often observed…

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Placement of Vena Cava Filter

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Historical Background Vena cava interruption for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) was introduced in the 1950s and 1960s. Femoral vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) ligation, as well as partial…

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Amputations of the Forefoot

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Historical Background In 1946 McKittrick described the use of the transmetatarsal amputation for the diabetic foot, along with specific indications including infection, ischemia, and neuropathic ulcerations of the toes and…

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Endovascular Treatment of Popliteal Aneurysm

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Historical Background Although open surgical treatment remains the gold standard for treatment of popliteal artery aneurysm, endovascular repair has become a viable alternative. In 1994 Marin and colleagues described the…

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