Arterial conduits for extremity microvascular bypass surgery

W. Bradford Rockwell*, Shawn M. Smith, Timothy Tolliston, Stanley M. Valnicek

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Arterial grafts, as opposed to venous grafts, are our conduits of choice for microarterial bypasses. Arterial grafts have better patency in laboratory studies and are technically easier to anastomose. The segment of artery used can be adjusted so that the distal size match is appropriate. The arteries have an anatomical taper and can be easily harvested. The use of arterial grafts has allowed us to be more aggressive in offering revascularization compared with our previous use of venous grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)829-834
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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