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Limb salvage versus amputation

Gregory M. Georgiadis

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012010

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Limb salvage versus amputation

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The decision to attempt limb salvage or amputate is difficult and depends on many factors

Scoring systems provide guidelines only and not absolute treatment mandates

Severe limb trauma results in a high degree of self reported disability regardless of treatment

These injuries are best managed by a multidisciplinary approach.

Chapter.  4091 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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