Traumatic and Trauma-Related Amputations

Tintle, Scott M.; Baechler, Martin F.; Nanos III, George P.; Forsberg, Jonathan A.; Potter, Benjamin K.
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;12/15/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 18, p2934
Academic Journal
The article discusses aspects, considerations and operating procedures of traumatic and trauma-related upper-extremity amputations. The optimization of clinical outcomes is said to be depending on the knowledge of proper amputation techniques, judicious use of tissue coverage and preferred amputation levels. Participation of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and prosthetists claims to be an important factor to maximize patient rehabilitation aside from the expertise of the surgeon.


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