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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2003|
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