Bradham, Gilbert B.; Lee, William H.; Manly Stallworth, J.
December 1960
Angiology;Dec1960 Part 1, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p495
Academic Journal
In 13 patients, 15 transmetatarsal amputations have been analyzed. In 8 cases the procedure was not worthwhile since higher amputation at a later date was necessary. In the remaining instances, the patient was left with a comfortable and useful foot. The diabetic patient did not respond as well as the other patients afflicted with arterial insufficiency. The amount of hospitalization, incidence of delayed healing and the number of associated surgical procedures must be contrasted with the benefits derived from the procedures. The necessity for objective vascular evaluation before any surgical treatment is recognized. The contrast of statistics presented in this paper with the more promising statistics presented by other authors is recognized.


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