Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty of Popliteal Artery Steno-occlusive Atherosclerotic Disease at the King Hussein Medical Center: Two Year Primary Patency

Jan Al Shishani, Sizeph Haddad, Kristi Janho


Purpose: To evaluate the two year primary patency following the percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) used to treat popliteal artery steno-occlusive atherosclerotic disease in the King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC).

Methods: A retrospective single-center study, analyzing the patency of 92 PTA procedures of the popliteal artery performed in 86 patients. Follow up patency was assessed by clinical examination, the ankle-brachial pressure index, and color duplex scanning over two years.

Results: Two year primary patency following popliteal artery PTA was 76% for stenotic lesions versus 37% for occlusive lesions. There was no procedure related periprocedural mortality.

Conclusion: Popliteal artery PTA is performed effectively in the KHMC for patients with disabling intermittent claudication and critical lower limb ischemia with better results in stenotic lesions in comparison to occlusive lesions.


Popliteal artery, Atherosclerosis, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, critical lower limb ischemia, disabling intermittent claudication.

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