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Den amputationstruede patient er en udfordring for sundhedsvæsenet

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Christian Wied1, Morten Tange Kristensen1, 2, Peter Toft Tengberg1, Gitte Holm1, Michael Krasheninnikoff1 & Anders Troelsen1 1) Videncenter for Amputationer, Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling, Hvidovre Hospital 2) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research – Copenhagen (PMR-C), Fysioterapeutisk Afdeling, Hvidovre Hospital Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V10140540
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Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V10140540
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Patients in need for major lower extremity amputations are a challenge
Major lower extremity amputations based on end-stage chronic leg ischaemia or diabetic ulcers with infection are relatively common orthopaedic procedures. Patients are usually evaluated for the possibility of lower extremity revascularisation. Those who are not fit for vascular surgery are transferred to an ortho­paedic department for amputation. These patients are a big challenge as they are by definition multi-morbid individuals, who have to undergo major surgery. The high mortality rate in this population warrants new approaches, including optimised multidisciplinary regimes.
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