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Amputation for occusive arterial disease - A prospective multicentre study of 177 amputees

Eneroth, M. LU and Persson, B. M. (1992) In International Orthopaedics 16(4). p.383-387
Abstract

All major amputations of the lower limb due to occlusive arterial disease were studied prospectively and consecutively during one year in the 5 hospitals in Malmöhus county, Sweden. The patients were followed for 6 months after the primary amputation of which 136 were through the tibia, 6 through the knee and 35 through the femur. One hundred and seventy-seven patients (92 men and 85 women) were included; 49% were 80 years or older and 40% were diabetic. At 6 months, 85 of the surviving 109 patients had healed stumps, 10 were not healed and 14 had been revised or reamputated. Half the survivors used a prosthesis daily. There was no significant difference in healing related to sex, age, diabetes or the level of amputation, but diabetics... (More)

All major amputations of the lower limb due to occlusive arterial disease were studied prospectively and consecutively during one year in the 5 hospitals in Malmöhus county, Sweden. The patients were followed for 6 months after the primary amputation of which 136 were through the tibia, 6 through the knee and 35 through the femur. One hundred and seventy-seven patients (92 men and 85 women) were included; 49% were 80 years or older and 40% were diabetic. At 6 months, 85 of the surviving 109 patients had healed stumps, 10 were not healed and 14 had been revised or reamputated. Half the survivors used a prosthesis daily. There was no significant difference in healing related to sex, age, diabetes or the level of amputation, but diabetics were more often bilateral amputees. The mortality at 6 months was 38% and at 4 years 72%. © 1992 Springer-Verlag.

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  author       = {Eneroth, M. and Persson, B. M.},
  issn         = {0341-2695},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {383--387},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Orthopaedics},
  title        = {Amputation for occusive arterial disease - A prospective multicentre study of 177 amputees},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00189624},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {1992},
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