- August 18, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: PAD Video, Video Library
Q: How does the Pedal Loop technique help with limb salvage?
A: Pedal loop interventions can help with limb salvage and limb preservation in patients with non-healing wounds due to diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and other conditions. The pedal loop consists of arteries in the foot that are responsible for supplying blood to the toes and the heel. Patients with blockages in the pedal loop due to diabetes and other conditions can develop wounds, ulcers, or gangrene that don’t heal without restoring blood flow. While not every person needs a pedal loop intervention, there are certainly individuals for whom, when the wounds don’t heal, this type of intervention is extremely important in order to provide the best results. Most notably, it is a procedure that not many interventionalists are comfortable performing due to the small diameter of these arteries.
More videos from the interview with Dr. Rundback of the NJ Endovascular and Amputation Prevention as he explains the Pedal Loop technique:
- How did the Pedal Loop technique originate?
- What should patients know about the Pedal Loop when they’re facing an amputation?
- Do all specialists perform the Pedal Loop?
- Does the Pedal Loop procedure have to be done in a hospital setting?
- What should patients know about the specialty of Interventional Radiology and the unique ability for Interventional Radiologists to reach small vessels without surgery?
- What is an Interventional Radiologist?