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