Scientific article

Amputations du membre inférieur : indications, bilan et complications

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 455, p. 2409-2413
Publication date2014

The main causes of lower limb amputations are peripheral artery disease (92% of the cases) and trauma (7%). The selection of the amputation level aims at optimizing the chances of healing and the functionality of the involved limb. Foot preserving amputations offer the best functional outcome but the healing process is frequently slow and difficult. After a below-knee amputation, 60% of the patients are capable of ambulating again, whereas only 20% of the patients undergoing an above-knee amputation ambulate autonomously. Complications after amputations are frequent, can occur a long time after surgery and must be managed by a highly specialized team.

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ZINGG, Matthieu et al. Amputations du membre inférieur : indications, bilan et complications. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 455, p. 2409–2413.
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