There are many forms of arterial reconstruction that are used to change how the arteries function. One example is the visceral arterial reconstruction, which is performed with a graft that is either made from one of the patient’s veins or from a synthetic tube. It is used to redirect blood flow. In many cases, the surgery is necessary to prevent postoperative paraplegia.
Paraplegia is the impairment of sensory function in the lower part of the body. To suffer from paraplegia, both legs must be affected. Since this condition is so devastating, arterial reconstruction is necessary. There are many countries throughout the world that perform the artery reconstruction procedure. Patients who do not have an available hospital that performs this procedure may choose to travel abroad and find an alternative clinic.