[Patients in need for major lower extremity amputations are a challenge].

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Major lower extremity amputations based on end-stage chronic leg ischaemia or diabetic ulcers with infection are relatively common orthopaedic procedures. Patients are usually evaluated for the possibility of lower extremity revascularisation. Those who are not fit for vascular surgery are transferred to an orthopaedic department for amputation. These… (More)

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