Through-the-knee amputation: an improved technique.


Through-the-knee amputation (TKA) is an excellent lower extremity treatment for the ischemic extremity when revascularization is not feasible and a prosthesis is not practical. Over the past 8 years 185 major amputations have been performed at our hospital of which 63 were of the TKA type. In 61 of these an improved technique was used that resulted in… (More)


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