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Femoropopliteal (fem-pop) bypass surgery is used to bypass narrowed or blocked
arteries above or below the knee. The bypass restores blood flow to the
To bypass a narrowed or blocked artery, blood is redirected through a graft.
The graft is either a healthy blood vessel that has been transplanted or a
man-made material. This graft is sewn onto both the femoral and popliteal
arteries so that blood can travel through the graft and around the
Current as of:
October 26, 2013
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
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