ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION
92-year-old female with left foot rest pain and worsening ulcers of typical of ischemia. CTA demonstrated severe PAD with heavy calcification in the femoral, popliteal, tibial and pedal arteries with a solid wall of calcium at the adductor canal. These types of lesions are often difficult to cross and often result in a subintimal or extra luminal crossing subsequently requiring the use of reentry devices and/or retrograde access to successfully treat. In this case, the occlusion could no be crossed using traditional catheter and wire techniques. A 21g Chiba needle was used to successful cross the lesion and treatment was completed using atherectomy and stenting.