Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in your body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of your veins and arteries as expressways or rivers. When there are traffic jams or road construction, or when dams break, trouble ensues. But in most cases, vascular conditions are highly treatable, often without surgery.
What kinds of vascular tests are most common? What happens when you have one? Will it hurt? Will it mean you need surgery? Find the most commonly prescribed vascular tests detailed on these pages by clicking on the link below. Be sure to ask your surgeon if you still have questions.
When it comes to treatments for vascular conditions, there is good news. Many vascular conditions are quite manageable, if you see a physician early. Vascular surgery and procedures are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is necessary. For example, in the early stages of peripheral arterial disease, the prescription is just to take regular walks.
Limb Salvage – Amputation Prevention
The definition of limb salvage is saving a lower extremity that would have otherwise been amputated. In addition to avoiding primary amputation, the goal of a limb preservation initiative is to achieve a plantigrade foot that provides the highest level of function with the shortest recovery period.