Limb-threatening ischemia in the medically compromised patient: amputation or revascularization?

@article{Ouriel1988LimbthreateningII,
  title={Limb-threatening ischemia in the medically compromised patient: amputation or revascularization?},
  author={Kenneth Ouriel and William Fiore and Jim Geary},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={667-72}
}
The clinical courses of 362 patients with threatened limbs, seen over a 25-year period, were reviewed. Below-knee amputation was elected in 158 patients and infrainguinal revascularization in 204 patients. Patients were excluded from the study if amputation was chosen on the basis of arteriographic findings, diffuse infection, or extensive tissue loss. In an effort to compare the two treatment modalities in a minimally biased fashion, patients were stratified into three classes on the basis of… CONTINUE READING

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