Traumatic and Trauma-Related Amputations: Part I: General Principles and Lower-Extremity Amputations

Tintle, Scott M.; Keeling, John J.; Shawen, Scott B.; Forsberg, Jonathan A.; Potter, Benjamin K.
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;12/1/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 17, p2852
Academic Journal
The article discusses the difficulties faced by individuals with trauma-related amputations. It mentions that deliberate attention to the management of soft tissue is needed when performing amputation in order to improve patient outcomes. It affirms that trauma-related amputations are performed among young and previously healthy people who become and remain severely disabled following a trauma-related amputation.


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