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Limb Amputation

Edited by Masaki Fujioka

National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center

Patients often need to have limbs amputated to save them from advanced malignant neoplasms and severe limb infections, or due to the failure to repair severe limb trauma. However, efforts should be made to maintain limbs where possible, and to minimize loss of function if amputation is required. We provide the latest developments in limb amputation for this purpose. This book provides expert commentary on the following issues: cutting to prevent large-scale amputations in peripheral arterial disease and diabetes, optimal wound treatment in severe trauma, troubles of prostheses due to stump overgrowth in amputation in children.We hope this book will help physicians dealing with limb illness and trauma, and all amputee patients.

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Limb AmputationEdited by Masaki Fujioka

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77805

ISBN: 978-1-78984-406-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-405-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-763-4

Copyright year: 2020

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1260 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: General Remarks Regarding Limb Amputations

By Masaki Fujioka


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2. A Retrospective Analysis of Amputation Risk Due to Diabetic Foot and Angioplasty and Free Flap Transfer to Reduce Major Amputation

By Masaki Fujioka


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3. Multidisciplinary Management of Severe Extremity Injuries

By Mitsuru Nemoto


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4. Scoring Systems in Major Extremity Traumas

By Isil Akgun Demir and Semra Karsidag


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5. Stump Overgrowth after Limb Amputation in Children

By Rami Jahmani and Dror Paley


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