popliteal artery


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Related to popliteal artery: Anterior tibial artery
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Noun1.popliteal artery - a continuation of the femoral artery that branches to supply the legs and feetpopliteal artery - a continuation of the femoral artery that branches to supply the legs and feet
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the Leipzig Registry tracking the results of patients treated with the SUPERA stent for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the popliteal artery were reported during the recent 2011 Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC).
The PMA submission seeks approval for use of the IntraCoil stent in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal artery indication following sub-optimal angioplasty.
Medtronic plc announced today the initiation of the REALITY Study (DiRectional AthErectomy + Drug-coAted BaLloon to Treat Long, Calcified FemoropopliTeal ArterY Stenoses) to evaluate patient outcomes following adjunctive use of directional atherectomy and drug-coated balloon (DCB) treatment of patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in long, calcified lesions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and/or popliteal artery.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Innova vascular self-expanding stent system, a treatment option for patients with narrowing or blockages in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or proximal popliteal artery (PPA).
Evacuation was performed, and the popliteal artery was preserved.
Retrograde embolization of his left PSA aneurysm was performed through exposure of the above-knee popliteal artery, which was then accessed with a 45-cm 7 French sheath.
What doctors failed to realise was that Keith had, in fact, severed the popliteal artery, the main artery behind his knee.
The publication, "Treatment of Complex Atherosclerotic Popliteal Artery Disease with a New Self-Expanding Interwoven Nitinol Stent: 12-Month Results of the Leipzig Supera Popliteal Registry," was authored by Dierk Scheinert, MD and colleagues from Park Krankenhaus Hospital in Leipzig, Germany.
He was first treated at a local hospital, where examinations showed a IIIC[degrees] (Gustilo and Anderson) open knee fracture with lesions of both the popliteal artery and vein as well as damage to the peroneal and popliteal nerves.
He noted that knee dislocation involves progressive hyperextension of the knee, and that, at 30 degrees of hyperextension, the posterior knee capsule is rent, and at 50 degrees, the popliteal artery actually fails.
1) Clinical presentation is most commonly with lower extremity claudication secondary to popliteal artery or occasionally iliofemoral artery stenosis caused by the encroachment of the lumen by the cystic changes in the adventitia.
One women developed hematuria and required a transfusion following her clot removal, and another patient developed a popliteal artery pseudo-aneurysm.