Thrombectomy acute limb ischemiaAcute limb ischemia (ALI) is a true vascular emergency. It doesn’t occur as frequently as the more high-profile conditions as cerebrovascular accidents and acute myocardial infarcts, but it portends similarly high morbidity and mortality risk.

  • How do you stage a patient with ALI, based on the Rutherford classification system?
  • What is the ED treatment plan?
  • Should this patient go to Interventional Radiology or the Operating Room for more definitive management?

PV Card: Acute Limb Ischemia with Rutherford Classification


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Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Editor-in-Chief
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
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