Are type IIIC lower extremity injuries an indication for primary amputation.

Abstract

There are few large series of the long-term results of severe devascularized, open fractures to the lower extremity. Therefore, we retrospectively reviewed our experience with 35 consecutively admitted patients who sustained Gustilo Type IIIC injuries and who presented to our Reimplantation Center between 1984 and 1987. To our knowledge, this group of… (More)

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@article{Quirke1996AreTI, title={Are type IIIC lower extremity injuries an indication for primary amputation.}, author={Tara Quirke and P. K. Sharma and Wendy Boss and William Oppenheim and Gilda Rauscher}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={1996}, volume={40 6}, pages={992-6} }