Femoral Artery Exposure
The Femoral Artery Exposure course will teach you:
- To gain access to the femoral artery. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; trauma and aneurysmal disease. The femoral artery is also an important entry point for endovascular procedures performed proximal and distal to the vessel.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Femoral Artery Exposure:
- Deep vein of thigh injury
- Venous injury during encircling the deep artery of the thigh
With the following tips you might perform the Femoral Artery Exposure even better:
- Incision line alternative: longitudinal and ´lazy S´ incision
- Femoral artery localization
- Increasing exposure using self retaining retractors
- Vessel control by encircling twice
After studying the Femoral Artery Exposure course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Femoral nerve injury
- Lymphatic leakage
- Wound complications
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Step by step
Mark the incision line longitudinally on the skin. The incision starts at a point midway between the pubic symphysis and the anterior superior iliac spine, just distal to the inguinal ligament, extending 4 – 5 cm distally.
Incision line alternative
An alternative to a longitudinal incision is the so called “lazy S” incision. It may have less patient discomfort and better healing.
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