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Amputation for tumor of the upper arm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6845999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a 10-year period 35 patients underwent a proximal amputation of the upper limb because of a malignant tumor. In 27 patients a forequarter amputation was made, in one a humeroscapular disarticulation and in seven an amputation through the humerus. The observed 5-year survival was 23 per cent. Twelve out of 23 patients followed for at least 3 years also survived 3 years. Fifteen living patients were questioned concerning prosthetic use and social and psychologic factors. Only three patients used a functional (mechanical) prosthesis and only five used a cosmetic prosthesis. The other seven patients rejected the use of a prosthesis. Half of the patients had the same occupation postoperatively as preoperatively. Activities of daily living did not constitute any major problem. One of three housekeepers needed daily help. One patient seemed to have suffered obvious psychologic damage.
S Blåder; B Gunterberg; G Markhede
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amputation / methods*
Arm / surgery*
Artificial Limbs
Bone Neoplasms / mortality,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / mortality,  surgery*

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