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Amputation through the knee for the nonambulatory patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1145414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first amputation through the knee to be done in the United States was performed 150 years ago. Since then, its advantages have been noted repeatedly, but widespread acceptance has never been attained. Amputation through the knee should be the procedure of choice for the poor risk, bedridden patient because it is simple, safe and swift. There is minimal postoperative pain, and the stump is sufficiently long to be a useful appendage.
H G Greene
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-13     Completed Date:  1975-09-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amputation / methods*
Amputation Stumps
Gangrene / surgery
Joint Prosthesis
Knee / surgery*

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