Ability of Lower-Extremity Injury Severity Scores to Predict Functional Outcome After Limb Salvage
- An Analysis of Outcomes of Reconstruction or Amputation after Leg-Threatening Injuries. Bosse, Michael J.; MacKenzie, Ellen J.; Kellam, James F.; Burgess, Andrew R.; Webb, Lawrence X.; Swiontkowski, Marc F.; Sanders, Roy W.; Jones, Alan L.; McAndrew, Mark P.; Patterson, Brendan M.; McCarthy, Melissa L.; Travison, Thomas G.; Castillo, Renan C. // New England Journal of Medicine;12/12/2002, Vol. 347 Issue 24, p1924
Background: Limb salvage for severe trauma has replaced amputation as the primary treatment in many trauma centers. However, long-term outcomes after limb reconstruction or amputation have not been fully evaluated. Methods: We performed a multicenter, prospective, observational study to...
- Limb-sparing surgery may not provide benefit over amputation for bone cancer. Adams, Stacey L.; Harris, Jason; Haigh, Christen // Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 17, p23
The article discusses a study on the comparison of benefits between limb-sparing surgery and amputation offered to patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas.
- Characteristics and outcome of infections associated with tumor endoprostheses. Hardes, J.; Gebert, C.; Schwappach, A.; Ahrens, H.; Streitburger, A.; Winkelmann, W.; Gosheger, G. // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jun2006, Vol. 126 Issue 5, p289
Introduction: Infection associated with prosthesis used after tumor resection is a common and serious complication. The purpose of the current retrospective study was to describe the course of infection in patients with a tumor endoprosthesis and the determination of risk factors associated with...
- Osteosarcoma: A journey from amputation to limb salvage. Dhammi, Ish Kumar; Kumar, Sudhir // Indian Journal of Orthopaedics;May-Jun2014, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p233
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses the articles within the issue focusing the diagnosis and management of osteosarcoma.
- Early delayed amputation: A paradigm shift in the limb-salvage time line for patients with major upper-limb injury. Burdette, Todd E.; Long, Sarah A.; Ho, Oscar; Demas, Chris; Bell, John-Erik; Rosen, Joseph M. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;2009, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p385
Patients with major injuries to the upper limbs sometimes fail to achieve successful limb salvage. During the attempt to fashion a functional limb, multiple painful procedures may be ventured. Despite the best efforts of surgeons and therapists, a nonfunctioning or painful upper limb may remain...
- What's New in Musculoskeletal Oncology. Gebhardt, Mark C. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2002, Vol. 84-A Issue 4, p694
Focuses on the functional outcomes and quality of life measures after limb salvage. Improvement in the disease outcomes of patients with bone sarcoma; Control of the tumor through amputation; Treatment of patients with limb preservation technique.
- Limb Salvage: It's a Philosophy. Rogers, Lee C. // Podiatry Management;Aug2010, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p67
The article focuses on limb salvage and discusses three major causes of diabetes-related amputations. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) developed a classification system for diabetic foot infections (DFI). According to the article, revascularization can limit the amount of tissue...
- The mangled extremity and attempt for limb salvage. Korompilias, Anastasios V.; Beris, Alexandros E.; Lykissas, Marios G.; Vekris, Marios D.; Kontogeorgakos, Vasileios A.; Soucacos, Panayiotis N. // Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Research;2009, Vol. 4, p1
Background: The decision, whether to amputate or reconstruct a mangled extremity remains the subject of extensive debate since multiple factors influence the decision. Methods: Sixty three patients with high energy extremity trauma and attempts at limb salvage were retrospectively reviewed. We...
- Critical Limb Ischemia: Definition and Natural History. Novo, S.; Coppola, G.; Milio, G. // Current Drug Targets - Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders;Sep2004, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p219
The term critical limb ischemia refers to a condition characterized by chronic ischemic at-rest pain, ulcers, or gangrene in one or both legs attributable to objectively proven arterial occlusive disease. Critical limb ischemia implies chronicity and is to be distinguished from acute limb...