Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP)--the best available evidence on limb-threatening lower extremity trauma.

@article{Higgins2010LowerEA,
  title={Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP)--the best available evidence on limb-threatening lower extremity trauma.},
  author={Thomas F Higgins and Joshua W B Klatt and Timothy C Beals},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={233-9}
}
Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP) study set out to answer many of the questions surrounding the decision of whether to amputate or salvage limbs in the setting of severe lower extremity trauma. A National Institutes of Health-funded, multicenter, prospective observational study, the LEAP study represented a milestone in orthopedic trauma research, and perhaps in orthopedics. The LEAP study attempted to define the characteristics of the individuals who sustained these injuries, the… CONTINUE READING

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