Primary infragenicular angioplasty for diabetic neuroischemic foot ulcers following the angiosome distribution: a new paradigm for the vascular interventionist?

Vlad Alexandrescu, Gerard Hubermont
  • Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Targets and Therapy, August 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.2147/dmso.s23471

The Angiosome concept in CLI treatment

What is it about?

By opening specific arteries responsible for the irrigation of the wound zone, healing process could be enhanced.

Why is it important?

Targeted revascularisation may help patients to heal quicker ischemic ulcers, with less hospital stay.


MD, PhD, Vlad Adrian Alexandrescu
Consultant, University Hospital CHU Liège

Targeted revascularisation is technically not easy to achieve. Currently, the specific angiosome artery dedicated to the wound harbors the heaviest atherosclerotic occlusive and calcific disease. New, and more performant endo-luminal tools are needed (parallel to technological progresses) in order to achieve intentional recanalizations in most challenging chronic total occlusions.

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