Not treating the patient promptly could have led to gangrene and leg amputation
A team headed by Dr Amit Sahu, Senior Consultant, Neuro & Peripheral Interventional Radiologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road successfully performed a complex minimally-invasive procedure on a 66-year-old patient with severe leg pain due to severe peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and failed previous bypass graft surgery. Not treating him promptly could have led to gangrene, and leg amputation.
The patient encountered severe leg pain, wasn’t able to walk properly for the last year. His health deteriorated further, and he was nearly bedridden for a couple of months. The patient was dependent on his family members and needed assistance for his daily chores. His condition was further complicated by underlying renal failure and poor cardiac function that worsened the matter. There were blockages in the blood vessels supplying blood to his left feet with severe pain after walking a few steps (vascular claudication).
An open surgical by-pass (femoro-popliteal) for him was performed one year back which improved his condition transiently but again worsened significantly after a few months. The patient was referred to Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road wherein upon further treatment he was able to walk freely again without any pain.