Pooled mortality rates following below knee amputation

Comprehensive work from Meshkin and coworkers from Georgetown evaluating 36,037 people undergoing major amputation Abstract Chronic wounds that lead to major lower extremity amputation have immense consequences on quality of life, and ultimately, mortality.

ABSTRACT

Chronic wounds that lead to major lower extremity amputation have immense consequences on quality of life, and ultimately, mortality. However, mortality rates after lower extremity amputation for a chronic wound are broad within the literature and have escaped precise definition. This systematic review aims to quantify long-term mortality rates after major lower extremity amputation in the chronic wound population available in the existing literature. Ovid MEDLINE was searched for publications which provided mortality data after major, nontraumatic, primary lower extremity amputations. Lower extremity amputations were defined as below and above the knee amputation.

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