Natural history of the leg amputee.

@article{Couch1977NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of the leg amputee.},
  author={Nathan P. Couch and Jean-Marie David and Nicholas L. Tilney and C Crane},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={
          469-73
        }
}
  • Nathan P. Couch, Jean-Marie David, +1 author C Crane
  • Published in American journal of surgery 1977
  • Medicine
  • For 173 patients undergoing major leg amputations, the operative mortality was 13 per cent. The ratio of below-knee (BK) to above-knee (AK) amputations was approximately unity. Of the 150 patients who survived amputation, 93 were given prostheses. Amoung the latter group, 76 per cent of the unilateral AK amputees and 90 per cent of the unilateral BK amputees had a successful rehabilitation. For those patients who had to be converted from BK to AK unilateral amputations, 40 per cent experienced… CONTINUE READING

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