Controversies in Lower-Extremity Amputation

Pinzur, Michael S.; Gottschalk, Frank A.; de S. Pinto, Marco Antonio Guedes; Smith, Douglas G.
May 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 5, p1118
Academic Journal
The article presents information on lower-extremity amputation surgery. It is stated that an amputation is done as a life-saving procedure, or to make a patient return to full active life. The Lower Extremity Assessment Project provides data about patients with mutilating limb injuries. It is mentioned that before a surgery is performed on a salvaged limb, it should be assessed whether the functional outcome would be better after an amputation and fitting of a prosthetic limb.


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