Lower limb amputations at a Nigerian private tertiary hospital.

@article{Obalum2009LowerLA,
  title={Lower limb amputations at a Nigerian private tertiary hospital.},
  author={Dike Chijoke Obalum and G. C. E. Okeke},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
BACKGROUND Lower Limb amputation remains one of the commonest surgical procedures. The incidence is on the rise in Nigeria due mainly to increasing motorcycle accidents and increased prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes complicated by neuropathy, vasculopathy and diabetic foot gangrene. OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern and outcome of lower limb amputations in a private tertiary setting. METHODS This was a 10-year retrospective review of lower limb amputations done at Havana Specialist… CONTINUE READING
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