Transmetatarsal Amputation: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
Source: Journal of Aging Research 2012:6 pages.
Abstract: Foot ulceration is a major cause of morbidity amongst patients with diabetes. In severe cases of ulceration, osteomyelitis and amputation can ensue. A distinct lack of agreement exists on the most appropriate level of amputation in cases of severe foot ulceration/infection to provide predictable healing rates. This paper provides an overview of the transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) as a limb salvage procedure and is written with the perspective and experiences of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at West Middlesex University Hospital (WMUH). We have reflected on the cases of 11 patients (12?feet) and have found the TMA to be an effective procedure in the management of cases of severe forefoot ulceration and infection. Abstract originally from the Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Reprinted with permission under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Institution: firstname.lastname@example.org. Department of Podiatric Surgery, West Middlesex University Hospital, London TW7 6AF