Evaluation of use of the rigid dressing in amputation of the lower extremity.

@article{Nicholas1976EvaluationOU,
  title={Evaluation of use of the rigid dressing in amputation of the lower extremity.},
  author={Gary G. Nicholas and W E Demuth},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1976},
  volume={143 3},
  pages={398-400}
}
Twenty-seven arteriosclerotic amputees were evaluated to determine the value of the rigid dressing technique for amputation wound management. Results were compared with those for patients having conventional stump wound management. The two groups were similar in number, age and incidence of diabetes. All the patients treated with the rigid dressing had primary healing of the amputation wound, while 13 patients treated with the conventional dressing had primary healing. Long term rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING

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