Limb Amputations in Western Saudi Arabia

  title={Limb Amputations in Western Saudi Arabia},
  author={Saudi Arabia},
Over a period of five years, 123 patients who had 124 limb amputations in King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Western Saudi Arabia were reviewed to find out the pattern of amputations, aetiological factors and difficulties in management. The male: female ratio was 2.8 : 1. The mean age was 52.5 years (range, 2·100 yrs). The lower limb was involved in 108 cases (87.8%) compared to only 16 upper limb amputations. The commonest cause of upper limb amputations was trauma while diabetic foot ulcer headed… CONTINUE READING
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