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The Krukenberg procedure: a surgical option for the treatment of double hand amputees in Sierra Leone

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Published in The Lancet. 2000, vol. 356, no. 9235, p. 1072-5
Abstract For the past 9 years, Sierra Leone has struggled with a cruel civil war in which the civilian population has been the principal target. The International Committee of the Red Cross established a surgical mission in Netland Hospital, Freetown, and during this surgical mission, we treated crippled individuals who had had one or both hands amputated. We assessed the benefit of the Krukenberg procedure to restore manual dexterity in this group. In this operation, radius and ulna are separated and a pincer-like grasp is created.
Keywords Activities of Daily LivingAdolescentAdultAmputation Stumps/surgeryAmputees/rehabilitationArmFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedSierra Leone
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IRMAY, François, MERZOUGA, Barthelemy, VETTOREL BIDAUT, Denise Antonia. The Krukenberg procedure: a surgical option for the treatment of double hand amputees in Sierra Leone. In: The Lancet, 2000, vol. 356, n° 9235, p. 1072-5. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55129

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