A study was conducted to assess the number of limbs salvaged among diabetic patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia after infra-inguinal bypass surgeries at a low- to middle-income country (LMIC) hospital. It was a retrospective chart review of diabetic patients who underwent infra-inguinal bypass for lower leg revascularisation for chronic limb-threatening ischaemia at the Section of Vascular Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (Pakistan) from January 2008 till April 2019. Diabetic patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia had a salvage rate of 90.5%(29/32) after infrainguinal bypass surgery in our set up which is comparable to those described in the literature.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2021|
- Critical limb ischaemia
- Diabetes mellitus
- Diabetic foot