This is an emergency and should be sorted out as soon as possible preferably before 6 hours of the blockage or the injury.

  • Just as the patient comes he should be given a shot of heparin and pain killers.
  • An urgent embolectomy is done if the cause is a clot blocking the artery.
  • If an injury is the cause of the blockage then repair or a bypass is needed to prevent an amputation.

Content Reviewed by – Dr. Jaisom Chopra

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