Case Studies > SilverHawk
FoxHollow Technologies introduces its SilverHawk® Plaque Excision System, an FDA-cleared device for the treatment of de novo and restenotic lesions in the peripheral arteries. Plaque excision is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tiny puncture site in the leg or arm.
The SilverHawk System uses a tiny rotating blade to shave away plaque from inside the artery. In hospitals across the U.S., plaque excision has helped alleviate severe leg pain for thousands of patients. In many cases, it has successfully saved the legs of patients who were scheduled for limb amputation after other peripheral interventions failed.