C L Piplani

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This paper describes the surgical technique of the Krukenberg procedure being applied in the Artificial Limb Centre, Pune, India. The results of 95 amputations on 56 patients are examined with respect to cause, age and sex distribution, and level of amputation. The benefits of this amputation to the bilateral amputee are discussed.
Reservoir (continent) ileostomy was performed in 16 of our cases who had undergone total proctocolectomy. The basic pathology in these cases was chronic ulcerative colitis. Four cases (25%) had to be re-operated for partial or complete extrusion of the nipple valve causing incontinence. Two of these cases needed a second revision. By improving the valve(More)
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