Limb amputation and prosthesis.

Abstract

Limb amputation is an alternative to euthanasia when catastrophic injury prevents successful restoration of the limb or when cost is an issue. Proximal limb disarticulation for amputation is preferred if a prosthesis is not considered. Distal amputations are needed to accommodate exoskeletal prosthesis. This article reviews the considerations and describes… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2013.11.005

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@article{Desrochers2014LimbAA, title={Limb amputation and prosthesis.}, author={Andr{\'e} Desrochers and G St-jean and David E. Anderson}, journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice}, year={2014}, volume={30 1}, pages={143-55, vi} }