Amputation: preoperative psychological preparation.

  title={Amputation: preoperative psychological preparation.},
  author={Dennis Butler and N W Turkal and Joachim Seidl},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={5 1},
More than 90 percent of all amputations are now due to the complications of chronic disease. Because most amputations can be anticipated, the preoperative period allows the opportunity for psychological preparation of the patient. This article highlights the important contribution family physicians can make before patients undergo amputation. Common patient… CONTINUE READING

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