TITLE

BONE CHANGES IN CHRONIC ARTERIAL INSUFFICIENCY

AUTHOR(S)
Scott, James
PUB. DATE
October 1959
SOURCE
Angiology;Oct1959, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p382
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The x-ray findings of the bony structures of 60 lower extremities with severe arterial insufficiency were reviewed. Roentgenologic changes of a nonspecific nature were found in 19 lower extremities. Osteoporosis was the most frequent finding. Disuse, injury to major arteries or nerves, and senile osteoporosis were contributing factors. Less frequent findings were septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and self-amputation of a gangrenous toe. The bony changes were limited, as a rule, to the most peripheral parts of the extremity. Regression of the changes was not observed in any of the cases.
ACCESSION #
16394947

 

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