primary amputation


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in·ter·me·di·ate am·pu·ta·tion

an amputation formerly performed during the period between trauma or incipient gangrene and suppuration.
Synonym(s): primary amputation

primary amputation

amputation performed after severe trauma, after the patient has recovered from shock and before infection occurs. Compare secondary amputation.

primary amputation

Amputation performed before inflammation or infection sets in.
See also: amputation
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Eight patients underwent primary amputations and four patients underwent secondary amputation.
PROCEDURES PERFORMED FOR LOWER-LIMB ISCHAEMIA Procedures 30-day Procedure (N) mortality Sepsis Occlusion Aorta-bifemoral bypass 2 0 0 0 Axilo-bifemoral bypass 5 1 1 1 Femoro-femoral bypass 5 0 3 2 Thrombendarterectomy 18 1 4 3 with profundoplasty Femoro-popliteal 13 2 5 4 bypass (below knee) Femoro-distal bypass 1 0 1 1 Endovascular 4 0 0 0 Primary amputation 23 1 6 -- Sympathectomy 5 0 0 -- Long- Follow- term up period Procedure Amputation mortality (months) Aorta-bifemoral bypass 0 0 6 Axilo-bifemoral bypass 1 1 11.
Almost a third of our patients presented at a late stage with very advanced arterial disease and required primary amputations.
One primary amputation was done in a trauma case and the bypass procedure was performed in another presenting with trauma.
Unfortunately, over the past decade the number of PAD-related primary amputations has remained relatively unchanged at almost 150,000.

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