Transfemoral Amputation: Skewed Flap

  • Nikolaos K. Kanakaris
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Clinical–Radiological Assessment See relevant sections of previous chapter: Transtibial Amputation (Chap. 23 Operative Technique Anesthesia General anesthesia or regional anesthesia can be used. The use of a femoral block can significantly decrease the postoperative requirements for pain relief. Administration of antibiotic prophylaxis at induction as per institution’s protocol.


Hamstring Tendon Deep Fascia Vicryl Suture Ligation Suture Transfemoral Amputation 
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    Perry J. Below-the-knee compared with above-the-knee amputation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87(5):1162–3.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Weiss GN et al. Outcomes of lower extremity amputations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1990;38(8):877–83.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Hayes D. How to wrap an above-the-knee amputation stump. Nursing. 2003;33(1):70.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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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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