Femoral-tibial bypass is surgery to bypass diseased blood vessels in the lower leg or foot.
You will have some pain from the cuts (incisions) the doctor made. The pain usually gets better after about 1 week. Your doctor will give you pain medicine. You can expect your leg to be swollen at first. This is a normal part of recovery and may last 2 or 3 months.
You may need to stay in the hospital for 3 to 5 days.
You will need to take it easy for 2 to 6 weeks at home. It may take 6 to 12 weeks to fully recover.
You will need to have regular checkups with your doctor to make sure the graft is working.
This care sheet gives you a
general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person
recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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