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Delayed amputation following trauma increases residual lower limb infection.

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INTRODUCTION: Residual limb infection following amputation is a devastating complication, resulting in delayed rehabilitation, repeat surgery, prolonged hospitalisation and poor functional outcome. The aim of this study was to identify variables predicting residual limb infection following non-salvageable lower limb trauma. METHODS: All cases of non-salvageable lower limb trauma presenting to a specialist centre over 5 years were evaluated from a prospective database and clinical and managem...

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10.1016/j.bjps.2012.11.026

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Volume:
66
Issue:
4
Pages:
531-537
Publication date:
2013-04-05
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EISSN:
1878-0539
ISSN:
1748-6815
URN:
uuid:1676cc54-25e0-4bfc-a9e2-82142b110c60
Source identifiers:
367760
Local pid:
pubs:367760

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