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When the human leg gets an insufficient amount of fresh blood, it certainly functions in an improper way. This usually happens due to the contraction or blockage in the blood vessels of peripheral arteries. As the cholesterol level becomes high in the body, a fatty matter called plaque to get attached on the walls of the arteries. This condition is called atherosclerosis. Accumulation of plaque in the arteries makes them narrow which further reduces the space for blood to flow smoothly. This entire malfunction occurs due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) where the leg does not get a sufficient quantity of blood.
To solve remove this blockage, peripheral surgery is performed, Peripheral angioplasty is a type of treatment performed to re-open the blood vessels so that oxygen-rich blood can flow smoothly through these vessels. This treatment is an alternative to the open bypass surgery because it offers small incision, rapid healing and also reduces the risk of any complications.
In a peripheral angioplasty procedure, the doctor makes use of a balloon and a catheter to broaden the blocked arteries. Soon after this, the stenting process is carried out that helps to keep the artery open and improve the flow of blood.