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08 7077 0026
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Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAD is an extremely common problem particularly amongst the ageing Australian population. It occurs due to hardening of the leg arteries that may narrow or block, compromising the blood supply further down.

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Introduction Video to Periperhal Arterial
Dr Phil Puckridge
Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon

Symptoms We See

  • Pain in the calves or buttocks with walking or exertion
  • Numbness or pins and needles in the feet and toes
  • Pain at night in bed
  • Chronic ulceration
  • Skin discolouration
  • Gangrene
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Peripheral Treatment


Endovascular treatment utilising angiography, wires, stents or balloons, targets any narrowing or blockages to restore blood flow.

Bypass Surgery

Sometime the most durable treatment options is a surgical bypass to re-route blood via graft around long or complex blockages to allow better blood flow to the feet.

Exercise Treatment

A non-operative strategy proven to increase your walking distance, a supervised exercise program may provide you with benefits to regain your function and independence.

Nutrition Management

Individualised support from a dietitian is proven t empower and enable dietary changes to improve vascular health.

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the journey

Your Health Care Journey with Advanced Vascular Care


Peripheral Arterial Questions

Am I at risk of losing my leg?

Only a minority of patients with PAD will be at risk of losing their leg. Most commonly, the consequences of PAD is lifestyle limiting. Careful supervision by your vascular surgeon will put you in the ideal position to optimally manage your PAD.

Am I on the right medications?

There are a number of medications which can be helpful in managing your PAD. Your specialist can advise you on the best combination for your needs.

Will I need ongoing care after my procedure.

PAD is a chronic condition and even after successful treatment, careful surveillance and ongoing management will be required.

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Director OF AVC

Dr Phil Puckridge

At AVC we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to Adelaide vascular surgery care which means our clients are guided through every step of the way from pre-assessment to post-operative so they get the absolute best care and maintain the highest level of vascular health.
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