Predictive value of transcutaneous oximetry for selection of the amputation level.

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BACKGROUND Transcutaneous oximetry was studied to select the correct amputation level for limb ischemic necrosis with possible identification of threshold value. METHODS The method was evaluated in 30 cases (20 patients, 5 males and 15 females, of ages ranging from 61 to 93, average 73.1+/-8.5) where patients underwent amputation because of severe leg… (More)

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