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2022 Apr 28


Indications for and outcomes of major lower limb amputations at a tertiary-referral centre in Australia.


Shiraev T, de Boer M, Qasabian R
Vascular. 2022 Apr 28:17085381221080811.
PMID: 35484725.


Major amputations are classically associated with significant morbidity and mortality. With the increasing prevalence of risk factors for amputation, namely, diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, we sought to identify the major indications for lower limb amputation in an Australian cohort. A secondary aim was to assess the outcomes, namely, mortality, of amputees over the previous decade.