Femoral Endarterectomy

Arteries carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body. The femoral artery delivers blood to the thigh and lower leg. This artery is found in the groin area. It can become clogged with a fatty substance (plaque). This condition is called peripheral arterial disease. This can cause your leg to ache. It might feel cold or numb. It can also cause pain in the calf of your leg when you walk (claudication). When the femoral artery gets clogged, it needs to be cleaned out. Surgery to clean it out (endarterectomy) is needed.

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Problems usually do not develop after a femoral endarterectomy. However, possible risks include:

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