Acute limb ischemia is simultaneous one of the most fun but frustrating diseases to treat in vascular surgery. In this episode of Behind the Knife, the vascular surgery team gives a concise overview of the diagnosis/workup and treatment of patients with acute limb ischemia and talks about some of the difficult decision making regarding treatment modality given all the exciting technology available today.
Dr. Nicholas Osborne is an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Michigan and the Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System.
Dr. Frank Davis is a Chief Resident in the Integrated Vascular Surgery program at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Craig Brown is a PGY-6 in the General Surgery program at the University of Michigan.
Papers discussed in this Episode:
AHA/ACC/SVS, etc Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease