• Richard A. Gosselin
  • Douglas G. SmithEmail author


In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), amputation for tumors, trauma, infections, and chronic diseases is a common surgical procedure and often remains the best or only option as limb salvage is rarely feasible [1]. Surgeons working in low-resource environments must therefore be very comfortable with a variety of amputation techniques [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San Francisco General Hospital, Institute for Global Orthopedics and TraumatologySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (USUHS)BethesdaUSA

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