Corpus ID: 23539039

Major Lower Limb Amputations: Experience of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka.

  title={Major Lower Limb Amputations: Experience of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka.},
  author={D. H. B. Ubayawansa and W. Y. M. Abeysekera and M M A J Kumara},
  journal={Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP},
  volume={26 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiology and conditions frequently seen in major lower extremity amputation. STUDY DESIGN Observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Sri Lanka, from October 2013 to September 2014. METHODOLOGY Major lower limb amputations were identified according to ICD-10 criteria. Data was retrospectively collected. Type of the amputation, indication for the amputation, gender and age of the patients, and mortality were noted. RESULTS… Expand
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