Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES)
Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a somewhat rare vascular condition. It happens when nearby tendons and muscles squeeze the knee's main artery, called the popliteal artery.
PAES limits blood flow, causing symptoms like leg pain during exercise.
Surgeons at the UPMC Division of Vascular Surgery are experts at treating PAES.