Lower extremity amputation bears a high risk for post-surgical wound infections ( 1 ). Multi-morbid patients with diabetes-induced peripheral arterial disease represent the main subjects of major lower limbamputations ( 2 ). A
limb. The situation in upper limbamputation, hand or forearm, is the most complex, since the hand represents the highest level of evolution with sophisticated and unique functions. Its control of 40 muscles and the involvement of a large surface of the
Syndrome Leading to Bilateral Upper LimbAmputation: A Case Report
Pagoti et al, 200827 UK
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS, RSDS) Diagnosis and Therapy. A Review of 824 Patients
Hooshmand and Hashmi, 1999
Preemptive treatment of phantom and residual limb pain with targeted muscle reinnervation at the time of major limbamputation
Level II, prospective comparative study with 51 patients with major limbamputation with immediate TMR compared with
metaphyseal sleeves to fill bone defects, as well as modular augmentation to preserve the joint line. Other options are an allograft–prosthesis composite, knee arthrodesis, or limbamputation.
Lateral radiograph of the right knee shows a rotating
certain malignancies. Following a major amputation, 50% of patients will have their other limbamputated within four years and approximately 50% of them will die within five years of developing a DFU ( Fig. 5 ).
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Lower-limbamputation may be
modern anaesthesia, surgical treatment of hip osteoarthritis included proximal femoral resection or limbamputation.
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Increasing functional demands of patients and developments in general anaesthesia led to the creation of interposition
will require limbamputation.
Initial empiric antibiotic treatment should be commenced as soon as the culture samples have been obtained. The antibiotic regimen should then be tailored to the results of the cultures and
Surgical excisions, including limbamputations, may be necessary for large pseudotumours, particularly if they erode long bones. Large abdominal pseudotumours present a special challenge in surgical management of haemophilia
. Any discrepancies between the investigators (MK/VG) were referred to a third investigator for arbitration (BvD). Full texts of articles meeting the inclusion criteria were obtained. All studies related to limbamputation in the upper/lower extremity