Features November 2012 Issue

New Procedure Relieves Leg Pain Associated with Critical Limb Ischemia

Research shows a new type of stent is safe and effective for use in.

A promising treatment to help open narrowed arteries in the legs may provide an effective alternative to surgical revascularization. The therapy is called percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), and it involves the implantation of nitinol stents in the infrapopliteal arteries, those just below and behind the knee.

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