The in situ bypass is the procedure of choice for patients with severe peripheral vascular disease.
The primary challenge of in situ bypass grafting has always been the possibility of injuring the venous endothelium throughout the varying widths of the saphenous vein. LeMaitre Vascular offers the 1.5mm HYDRO LeMaitre® Valvulotome with hydrophilic coating as a single self-sizing instrument to perform a valvulotomy from the groin to the ankle. An instructional video is available to familiarize surgeons with this instrument and its optimal use.
This seven-minute video shows, in detail, the nine steps of a minimally invasive in situ bypass procedure using live operating room scenes along with animated and illustrated explanations.