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What is femoral popliteal bypass surgery?

Femoral popliteal bypass surgery, which may also be referred to as a “fem-pop” bypass, is a surgical procedure in which a natural or synthetic graft is placed to redirect blood flow around an area of blockage caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). The bypass graft usually begins at the groin region in the femoral artery and will end at either the inner knee, calf, or foot area in the popliteal artery.

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