Oops.. there goes the femoral artery

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Oops.. there goes the femoral artery

Post by fastsandslash » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:26 am

I had a friend of my parents who accidentally got her femoral artery cut during a surgery and survived. I know that this artery is important, as it is a very large artery and apparently she was very lucky that she didn't need an amputation, but I just wanted to know what were the chances of surviving a cut to the proximal superficial (common femoral) compared to a cut at the superficial femoral, or a cut to the distal branches of the femoral artery.

Poor patient, she is on crutches, and poor surgeon (looking distraught: "I have never done this before."). I remember him as the doctor that attempted to look at my bung knee x-ray... the wrong way round.

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Re: Oops.. there goes the femoral artery

Post by sadfriend » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:03 am

I just had a friend whose femoral artery was accidentally cut during surgery...and he didn't make it. He bled to death.

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Post by Darby » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:54 pm

It depends on the type of cut and how soon the mistake is recognized, I would think...

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