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Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Subramanyam V V, Lokesh K.

Abstract
Introduction:
Amputation is considered the last resort when limb salvage is impossible or when the limb is dead or dying, viable but non- functional or endangering the patient's life. In developed countries peripheral vascular disease ranks first as an aetiological cause for amputation whereas trauma, infections, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and malignancies are the leading cause for amputation in developing countries like India.
Aims andobjectives:
To study the age, sex distribution, various etiologies and anatomical site of major lower limb amputations
Methods:
This is a retrospective study conducted in Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2018 of major lower limb amputations.
Results:
In this retrospective analysis, the male lower limb amputation was 78.7% compared to 21.3% in females. The highest number of lower limb amputations were in the age group of 61-70yrs followed by 51-60yrs. The commonest aetiological factor leading to amputation was infection followed by vascular causes. The highest number of anatomical levels of amputation performed was below knee amputation.

Key words: Lower limb; Amputation; Vascular; Infection; Diabetes.


 
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V SV, K L. Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188


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V SV, K L. Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. http://www.narayanamedicaljournal.com/?mno=21266 [Access: December 24, 2020]. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188


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V SV, K L. Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



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V SV, K L. Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



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V, S. V. & K, . L. (2020) Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



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V, Subramanyam V, and Lokesh K. 2020. Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



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V, Subramanyam V, and Lokesh K. "Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital." doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



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V, Subramanyam V, and Lokesh K. "Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital." doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

V, S. V. & K, . L. (2020) Study of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a Tertiary Care Hospital. doi:10.5455/nmj/00000188








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