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01-22-2015 | Diabetic foot | Book chapter | Article

10. Amputation Above the Ankle: Achieving the Best Outcome for the Patient

Authors: Nicola Storer, BSc (Hons) Marie Hulse, BM, MSc, MD Ian M. Nordon, MB, ChB, FCS Stephen J. Baxter

Publisher: Springer London


Foot complications in diabetes can significantly impair a patient’s mobility by either destroying the foot’s functional architecture or causing a major amputation.
In this chapter the key ideas behind the assessments and goals in the process of trying to optimise the patient’s future quality of life, following major amputation (amputation above the ankle), are outlined and discussed.

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