The Powerlink stent-graft is made as one-piece, with a main body and two limbs. It is also made of a fabric tube (called the graft) which is made of ePTFE, a Teflon type of material. But it is called a stent graft because it has a metallic structure which is made of a cobalt chromium alloy that is attached inside the graft for full support. It is designed for a minimally invasive surgical approach.
The Powerlink System's unique delivery mechanism requires only a small surgical incision in the groin area, whereas other endoluminal stent grafts typically need surgical exposure of the femoral artery in both legs to introduce their components.
A Patient's Guide to Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
This Patient's Guide has been provided to you on behalf of Endologix, Inc. The goal of this Guide is to help you learn more about your abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). You will learn about the symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysms, how they are diagnosed, how they are treated with the Endologix Powerlink System, including risks and benefits, and what to expect after your surgery.