TITLE

Controversies in Lower-Extremity Amputation

AUTHOR(S)
Pinzur, Michael S.; Gottschalk, Frank A.; de S. Pinto, Marco Antonio Guedes; Smith, Douglas G.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 5, p1118
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25019661

 

Related Articles

  • Great Aunt Rose. Clarke, Elizabeth // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);07/29/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7256, p285 

    Compares the quality of life measures resulting from below knee amputation and limb conservation surgery in patients with open tibial fractures and severe soft tissue loss. The author's recollection of her great aunt, who suffered pain as a result of limb conservation surgery; Details of a...

  • Vascular Injury Associated with Blunt Trauma without Dislocation of the Knee. Jong-Woo Kim; Chang-Meen Sung; Se-Hyun Cho; Sun-Chul Hwang // Yonsei Medical Journal;9/1/2010, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p790 

    Failure to recognize popliteal artery injury and restore vessel continuity of flow after blunt trauma is a major cause of lower extremity amputation and morbidity. A high index of suspicion and early recognition of the injury are paramount for limb salvage. We experienced a rare case of...

  • Clinical Evaluation of the Franklin Applied Physics Cosmetic Cover for Lower Limb Prostheses: A... Taylor, Barry; Sheredos, Saleem J. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Feb95, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p74 

    Focuses on the impact of Franklin Applied Physics (FAP) Cosmetic Cover for lower limb prostheses. Benefits of FAP; Features of the FAP Cover; Comfort in donning and doffing of Cosmetic Cover on patients with amputated knee.

  • Mobility of people with lower limb amputations: scales and questionnaires: a review. Rommers, G.M.; Vos, L.D.W.; Groothoff, J.W.; Eisma, W.H. // Clinical Rehabilitation;Feb2001, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p92 

    Objective and design: A systematic literature review to compare mobility scales used for lower limb amputees. A literature search was carried out by computerized search of biomedical literature including Medline and Embase. The studies included were published between 1978 and 1998 and including...

  • The effect of body weight and age on frequency of repairs in lower-limb prostheses. Haboubi, Naseer H. J.; Heelis, Michael; Woodruff, Ruth; Al-Khawaja, Imad // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p375 

    Abstract--Introduction: Overweight patients sometimes present a practical problem for provision of lower-limb prostheses. Most information about the effect of body weight on the endurance of prostheses is based on laboratory tests. This is a retrospective study based on an audit to study the...

  • See You in the Paralympics in 2022. Aiona, Michael // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;10/1/2014, Vol. 96 Issue 19, pe173(1) 

    The author discusses aspects of limb preservation and length equalization for the children with a limb deficiency. He examines the type of amputation for the creation of biologic knee such as ankle disarticulations or Boyd amputation. The author cites the importance of amputation of the limb to...

  • Is Atherectomy the Best First-Line Therapy for Limb Salvage in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia? Loor, Gabriel; Skelly, Christopher L.; Wahlgren, Carl-Magnus; Bassiouny, Hisham S.; Piano, Giancarlo; Shaalan, Wael; Desai, Tina R. // Vascular & Endovascular Surgery;Dec2009, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p542 

    Objective: To determine the efficacy of atherectomy for limb salvage compared with open bypass in patients with critical limb ischemia. Methods: Ninety-nine consecutive bypass and atherectomy procedures performed for critical limb ischemia between January 2003 and October 2006 were reviewed....

  • Save a Limb…Save a Life. Rehm, Kennth B. // Podiatry Management;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p217 

    The article discusses the concept of limb salvage and the advantages and disadvantages of amputation of a limb. Particular focus is given on studies of diabetic individuals who experienced a higher or second leg amputation. Determinants of a successful amputation include evaluation of the actual...

  • Proximal Tibial Metaphyseal Fractures with Severe Soft Tissue Injury: Clinical and Functional Results at 2 Years. Starman, James S.; Castillo, Renan C.; Bosse, Michael J.; MacKenzie, Ellen J. // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Jun2010, Vol. 468 Issue 6, p1669 

    Controversy exists regarding management of proximal tibial metaphyseal fractures with severe soft tissue injury. It is unclear whether limb salvage or early amputation results in the best functional and clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that in this group of patients, there is no difference in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics