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August 1973

Femorotibial Vein Bypass

Arch Surg. 1973;107(2):309-312. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350200169035

Sixty-five patients underwent femorotibial saphenous vein bypass and were observed a minimum of 18 months. The primary indication for operation is "limb salvage" in patients otherwise facing amputation. In 54% of the patients, preservation of the extremity was accomplished. The operative mortality was 3%.