Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up.

@article{Mackenzie2005LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up.},
  author={Ellen J. Mackenzie and Michael J Bosse and Andrew N. Pollak and Lawrence Xavier Webb and Marc F Swiontkowski and James F. Kellam and DOUGLAS G. Smith and Roy W. Sanders and Alan L. Jones and Adam J. Starr and Mark P. McAndrew and Brendan M Patterson and Andrew R. Burgess and Renan Carlos Castillo},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={
          1801-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND A recent study demonstrated that patients treated with amputation and those treated with reconstruction had comparable functional outcomes at two years following limb-threatening trauma. The present study was designed to determine whether those outcomes improved after two years, and whether differences according to the type of treatment emerged. METHODS Three hundred and ninety-seven patients who had undergone amputation or reconstruction of the lower extremity were interviewed by… Expand
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