Predictors of healing and functional outcome following transmetatarsal amputations.

@article{Landry2011PredictorsOH,
  title={Predictors of healing and functional outcome following transmetatarsal amputations.},
  author={Gregory J. Landry and Daniel A Silverman and Timothy K. Liem and Erica L Mitchell and Gregory L. Moneta},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={146 9},
  pages={1005-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate factors that predict healing and to assess functional outcome and survival following transmetatarsal amputations (TMAs) for forefoot gangrene. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS All patients undergoing TMA from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2010. INTERVENTION Transmetatarsal amputations performed in all patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Transmetatarsal amputation healing, ambulation, living status, and survival… CONTINUE READING

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