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From major amputation to prosthetic outcome: A prospective study of 190 patients in a defined population that underwent major amputation

Johannesson, Anton LU ; Larsson, G-U and Öberg, T (2004) In Prosthetics and Orthotics International 28(1). p.9-21
Abstract
In this prospective study, the overall treatment and outcome of patients that underwent major lower limb amputation in a defined population is described. The study was performed over a five year period in the Health Care District of North-East Skåne, Sweden. Some 190 patients, permanent inhabitants of the Health Care District, underwent major lower limb amputation. Sixteen (16) of these patients had amputations before the study started and went through late second leg amputation during the period. One hundred and seventy four (174) patients had primary major amputation. Seventy nine (79) were men and 95 were women, with a median age of 81. The re-amputation rate was 17% although the primary knee preservation ratio was as high as 3.0:1.... (More)
In this prospective study, the overall treatment and outcome of patients that underwent major lower limb amputation in a defined population is described. The study was performed over a five year period in the Health Care District of North-East Skåne, Sweden. Some 190 patients, permanent inhabitants of the Health Care District, underwent major lower limb amputation. Sixteen (16) of these patients had amputations before the study started and went through late second leg amputation during the period. One hundred and seventy four (174) patients had primary major amputation. Seventy nine (79) were men and 95 were women, with a median age of 81. The re-amputation rate was 17% although the primary knee preservation ratio was as high as 3.0:1. Rigid dressing was the standard method following trans-tibial amputation and was used for 5-7 days. ICEROSS silicone liner was used for compression therapy in 90% of all cases that resulted in delivery of a prosthesis. Prostheses were delivered to 43% of (Less)
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  author       = {Johannesson, Anton and Larsson, G-U and Öberg, T},
  issn         = {1746-1553},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {9--21},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Prosthetics and Orthotics International},
  title        = {From major amputation to prosthetic outcome: A prospective study of 190 patients in a defined population that underwent major amputation},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2004},
}