The mangled foot and ankle: results from a 2-year prospective study.

  title={The mangled foot and ankle: results from a 2-year prospective study.},
  author={John Kent Ellington and Michael J. Boss{\'e} and Renan C. Castillo and Ellen J. Mackenzie},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={27 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome of the mangled foot and ankle undergoing limb salvage surgery that required free tissue flaps for wound closure compared with a similar patient foot and ankle injury group that underwent early below knee amputation (BKA). DESIGN : Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING : Eight level 1 trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS LEAP (Lower Extremity Assessment Project) study. One hundred seventy-four open severely injured hindfoot or ankle injuries (116 had… CONTINUE READING
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