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Endoscopic revision of an infected Syme amputation. Case report and review of the literature.

Authors
  • Prymka, M
  • Jerosch, J
  • Baumgartner, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
4
Issue
2
Pages
125–128
Identifiers
PMID: 8884735
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Arthroscopic revision of intra-articular infection is more and more accepted. To our knowledge, there is no description of endoscopic management of an infected amputation stump. This paper presents the case of a 54-year-old man after a Syme amputation of his left leg because of diabetic gangrene of the foot. A local infection of the stump was treated successfully with two endoscopic debridements and lavage. Additionally, the patient received local antibiotics by the application of antibiotic collagenous fleece and chains. This therapeutic management combined with early weight-bearing produced a stable stump.

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