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Prehospital amputation.

Authors
  • Porter, Keith M1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2010
Volume
27
Issue
12
Pages
940–942
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/emj.2009.074500
PMID: 21036795
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prehospital surgical amputations are rarely necessary. This paper gives a historical perspective, the indications and contraindications for limb amputations, and details a simple technique for both surgeons and non-surgically qualified medical personnel.

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