Thrombectomy is an emergency surgery to remove blood clots from arteries of legs / hands. It’s a limb saving & life saving procedure.
|When do I need to undergo thrombectomy procedure?|
|It’s done when blood clots suddenly blocks the blood supply to legs / hands. If surgery is not performed within 4 to 6 hours after blockage, one may lose his leg / hand.|
|How thrombectomy is done?|
|By putting a small skin cut, artery with blood clots is exposed.
Clots are removed using fogarty catheter & blood supply is again normalized in the leg / hand.
|What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?|
|Duration of procedure is 1 to 2 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 2 to 3 days.|
|Is it a painful procedure?|
|No you will not feel any pain during surgery. Procedure is done under local/spinal/general anesthesia.|
|Results of the procedure?|
|Excellent results if done within 4 to 6 hours of blockage. With delay in time, the chances of complete recovery reduces.
Treatment clots removed
|Can this problem occur again?|
|Yes. You need to take few precautions to prevent this.
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