9] Below knee amputation
was the commonest amputation in our series and also in Jain et al.
Case-2: Fifty six year old male presented with infected below knee amputation
Anterior to posterolateral intraoperative radiographs of right tibia status post below knee amputation
and placement of Ilizarov external fixator, left to right.
Below knee amputation
(BKA) was most common procedure performed both in male as well as female (34 vs 21 respectively).
When you attended hospital in 2004 and 2005, suffering from problems with your below knee amputation
stump, further investigation should have been performed before proceeding to an above knee amputation.
Co-morbidities included MRSA colonisation, NIDDM, hypertension and peripheral vascular disease, the latter of which had resulted in left below knee amputation
three years prior.
Also Nagai et al (9) described the two cases of intrauterine gangrene of bilateral lower limb complicated by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome requiring below knee amputation
When walking even with the best of prosthesis, there is 50% mortality in 3 years after Above Knee Amputation and in 5 years after Below Knee Amputation
One patient of saddle embolism had bilateral above knee amputation and other six had below knee amputation
CAUSES OF DEFECTS: In our Study, causative factors included road traffic accidents in 6 patients, diabetic soft tissue infection in 3 subjects, skin malignancy in 2 patients, and below knee amputation
stump wound dehiscence in one patient.
Isakov et al found that some people with a Below Knee Amputation
sway less at the end of the rehabilitation period.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of diabetic foot patients who underwent below knee amputation
at a tertiary care hospital Jamnagar.