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2022 Sep 01

J Am Coll Surg



Effect of Function-Based Approach to Nontraumatic Major Lower Extremity Amputation on 5-Year Mortality.


Zolper EG, Deldar R, Haffner ZK, Sayyed AA, Meshkin DH, Hill CB, Bekeny JC, Fan KL, Evans KK, Attinger CE
J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Sep 01; 235(3):438-446.
PMID: 35972163.


Five-year mortality rates after lower extremity amputation in the chronic wound population have long been regarded as high and inevitable. We theorize that function-based surgical technique and multidisciplinary care improve mortality and assess our institution's mortality rates after major lower extremity amputation (MLEA).