Kenneth G. Callum

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OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN we report a prospective study to determine if subintimal angioplasty can be performed in non-teaching centres and to establish its learning curve. MATERIALS AND METHODS subintimal angioplasty was performed on 50 limbs in 46 patients (34 male) with a median age of 72 years (range 45-93 years). Indication was critical limb ischaemia(More)
A total of 235 toes were amputated during 125 operations on 100 consecutive patients with lower limb ischaemia. The overall amputation wound healing rate for the series was 58.4 per cent and limb salvage was achieved in 66 patients. Toe amputation was performed under local anaesthesia in 57 cases and 32 (56 per cent) of these healed primarily, not(More)
A review of 353 lower limb amputations over the last 7 years has been performed to assess the results of the skew flap myoplastic below-knee amputation which was introduced in April 1983 because of reported advantages in terms of wound healing and earlier ambulation. Comparing the first 3 1/2 year period with the second, the total number of amputations(More)
In the management of peripheral vascular disease advanced age has often been considered a relative contraindication to attempts at limb salvage procedures. However, failure to intervene may result in a high morbidity and mortality associated with loss of independence and quality of life. We present a review of patients over 70 years of age presenting with(More)
The value of bruits and Doppler ankle pressure measurements as indicators of arterial stenosis was studied in 50 patients with symptoms of lower limb ischaemia. The iliac and femoropopliteal arteries were examined for bruits, ankle systolic pressures were measured before and after an exercise stress test and the results were compared to the findings of(More)