Transtibial Amputation: Skewed Flap



Evaluate the overall general medical condition of the patient. Identify factors associated with increased risk of perioperative complications (chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular respiratory disease, malnutrition, sepsis) and treat accordingly. Determine the state of involvement of the bone and surrounding soft tissues away from the zone of the lesion (infection/tumor).


Heterotopic Ossification General Medical Condition Residual Limb Ipsilateral Knee Knee Flexion Contracture 
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Further Reading

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    See relevant section of following chapter: Transfemoral Amputation ( Chap. 24).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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