PMID: 37764Jun 1, 1979

Reconstructive measures to prevent lower extremity amputation for atherosclerotic occlusive disease in old age and the results obtained between 1973 to 1977 (author's transl)

Aktuelle Gerontologie
W Hepp, D Büscher

Abstract

Within a 5-year-period 102 patients over the age of 70 were admitted with atherosclerotic occlusive disease. All patients had rest pain or necrosis. In 12,8% only a primary amputation could be performed. The procedures and results of reconstructive surgery on 89 patients were demonstrated: mortality rate of 11,2%, a secondary amputation rate of 13,5% and improvement of 75,3%. The problems after amputation in the senium are discussed.

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Necrosis
Amputated Structure (Morphologic Abnormality)
Rest Pain
Leg
Carotid Artery Diseases
Lower Extremity
Amputation
Retrospective Studies
Operative Surgical Procedures
Arteriosclerosis Obliterans

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