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Femoropopliteal (Fem-Pop) Bypass


Picture of femoropopliteal (fem-pop) bypass

Femoropopliteal (fem-pop) bypass surgery is used to bypass blocked arteries above or below the knee. The bypass restores blood flow to the leg.

To bypass the 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 blockage.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
Last RevisedOctober 14, 2011

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