Dr. Chun: 51 Year Old Female
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51yo female with HTN, DM, PAD, prior right toe amputation with delayed healing of right plantar ulcer. Baseline claudication now with limited mobility due to ulceration. Nonpalpable monphasic DP and PT pulses on exam. Angiogram showed complete occlusion of medial and lateral plantar arteries as well as pedal-plantar arch. Antegrade and retrograde recanalization of medial plantar artery and plantar arch was completed with subsequent angioplasty. Newly palpable DP and biphasic 2+ PT pulses noted at conclusion of exam. Patient returned to clinic 4 weeks later with complete healing of plantar ulcer and had resumed walking.
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