I was diagnosed last year, at age 45, with persistent sciatic artery after having symptoms of claudication, (my leg went numb after any strenuous activity or exercise like jogging, running, biking or climbing stairs)for the last 30 years. I had an angiogram in the 80's, the Dr. told me my other veins were making up for the blocked artery and he wasn't comfortable doing surgery, to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
After taking up biking the last three years and not being able to keep up on the group rides, I decided to check into a possible solution.
I found a vascular surgeon that ordered a CT angiography that showed I was born without the main artery in my left leg and not as thought, a blockage in my artery.
In July I underwent an Ilio/femoral, femoral popliteal bypass with a teflon artery.
Now 6 months into my recovery I am trying to find out more information and if anyone else has this condition.