TITLE

Recent Changes in Criteria for Selecting the Level of Amputation of the Leg

AUTHOR(S)
Herman, Bernard E.; Peirce II, E. Converse
PUB. DATE
May 1978
SOURCE
Angiology;May1978, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p410
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the development on the criteria for selecting the level of amputation of the leg in the U.S. Below-knee amputation, eventually, has been accepted due to the improvement in below-knee prosthesis, antibiotics, surgical techniques and surgical supportive measures. In addition, to avoid necrosis in muscles, it was suggested that surgeons should consider the anterior crural musculature when making final determination of level of amputation.
ACCESSION #
16388183

 

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