Salvage of a Below-the-Knee Amputation Level Following a Type-IIIB Open Tibial Fracture
- Severe open fractures of the tibia: the courage to amputate. Heatley, F.W. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);1/23/1988, Vol. 296 Issue 6617, p229
Focuses on the issue of amputation in the management of open fracture in the tibia. Anatomical features of the injury making it difficult to treat; Advantages of amputation on the injury; Indications for primary amputation considered by the surgeons.
- Limb salvage after subtotal supramalleolar amputation by initial shortening followed by tibial lengthening. Marti, R. K.; de Vries, J. S.; Kloen, P. // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jul2003, Vol. 123 Issue 6, p317
Background. We present a patient with a subtotal traumatic supramalleolar amputation of the leg, which was initially treated by a vascular reconstruction with deliberate bone and soft-tissue shortening. Methods. To correct the ensuing complex deformity, which consisted of a varus hindfoot, leg...
- THE PRESENT STATUS OF REPLANTATION OF AMPUTATED EXTREMITIES. Balas, P.; Giannikas, A. C.; Harto-Garofalides, G.; Plessas, S. // Vascular Surgery;Sep1970, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p190
Discusses the status of replantation of amputated extremities as of September 1970. Factors which contribute to the success of a replantation of a completely amputated limb; Case reports of severe traumatic injuries including semi-amputated and completely amputated limbs which have been...
- Lower Extremity Amputation: Open Versus Closed. Senkowsky, Jon; Money, Matthew K.; Kerstein, Morris D. // Angiology;Mar1990, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p221
Wound breakdown was assessed in 117 amputations for nonhealing lesions and peripheral vascular closure (Ï‡Â² 10.34). Nonhealing occurred in 10/63 amputations with primary skin closure when compared with those not closed (p < .01). All 54 amputation sites treated by the open technique...
- Skin Disorders Associated with Bilateral Lower Extremity Amputation. Almassi, F.; Mousavi, B.; Masumi, M.; Souroush, M. R.; Honari, G. // Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 20, p1381
We conducted this study to determine the types; and frequency of skin problems among war related bilateral lower limb amputees. Three hundred and thirty five cases were examined for dcrmatologic problems in about 20 years (20Â±3.89) after bilateral lower extremity amputation. The subjects were...
- Functional Outcome After Redo Below-Knee Amputation. Stasik, Chad N.; Berceli, Scott A.; Nelson, Peter R.; Lee, W. Anthony; Ozaki, C. Keith // World Journal of Surgery;Aug2008, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p1823
Nonhealing below-knee amputation (BKA) necessitates redo BKA or conversion to above-knee amputation (AKA). Outcomes after redo BKA remain poorly defined. We hypothesized that in selected patients redo BKA results in favorable functional outcomes. Patients undergoing redo BKA at a single...
- Femoral Lengthening After Transfemoral Amputation. Walker, Janet L.; White, Hank; Jenkins, Jennifer O.; Cottle, Wayne; VandenBrink, Keith D. // Orthopedics;Jan2006, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p53
This retrospective study included four patients with transfemoral amputations who had undergone six lengthenings of their residual femurs. Initial femoral bone lengths averaged 15.5 cm with a mean final length of 21 cm. The average gain of limb length (ischium to end of soft tissue), however,...
- The price of presumption. Byron, Alan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/3/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7430, p21
Presents the observations of a physician regarding his treatment of a patient with an amputated leg.
- The effect of a shock-absorbing pylon on the gait of persons with unilateral transtibial amputation. Gard, Steven A.; Konz, Regina J. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p109
Presents a study which examined the effect of a shock-absorbing pylon on the gait of persons with unilateral transtibial amputation. Methods; Results and discussion; Conclusions.