For example, the purchase and refitting costs of conventional socket suspension systems are reported to be in the range of $6,203 to $20,070 over the first 5 yr after primary amputation
9 Primary amputation
was advised in these patients and they were excluded from the study.
Eight patients presenting with ischaemia vascular injuries were found to have nonviable limbs and were offered primary amputation
Seventy-two patients underwent 78 procedures, which included surgical revascularisation in 44 patients and primary amputation
in 23 patients.
I think more and more primary amputations
should be done until we figure out how to do this [limb salvage surgery] better," Dr.
Despite a decline in the number of major amputations, primary amputation
is frequently the first, and the only treatment offered.
13 patients who underwent primary amputation
had ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI less than 0.
Low amputation rate in our study was due to the exclusion of the patients presenting with advanced ischemia, who underwent primary amputation
Treatment includes primary amputation
, surgical and endovascular revascularization, as well as clot dissolution with drug therapy.