Choice of Material for Above-Knee Femoro-Popliteal Bypass Prosthetic Graft (PopUp)
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
This trial was designed to challenge the wide held view that polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) performs better than Dacron for above knee femoropopliteal bypass.
Condition or disease
Intermittent ClaudicationCritical Limb Ischemia
Device: 6 mm Uni-graft® (B-Braun)Device: 6 mm Gore-Tex® (WL Gore)
Objective: To investigate whether patency rates of 6 mm gelatine coated, knitted, double velour polyester prostheses are equal to the 6 mm thinwalled ePTFE prostheses as above-knee femoro-popliteal bypass graft
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients who require revascularisation of the lower extremity suitable for above-knee femoro-popliteal bypass surgery.