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Vascular Amputation in the Elderly / קטיעות וסקולריות של הגפיים התחתונים בקשישים

טוני משיח, אהרון משיח, חיים דסה, Toni Mashiah, Aharon Mashiah and Haim Dassa
Gerontology / גרונטולוגיה
No. 25/26 (סתיו-חורף, 84-1983), pp. 39-44
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23479315
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Vascular Amputation in the Elderly / קטיעות וסקולריות של הגפיים התחתונים בקשישים
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Abstract

A hundred and two elderly (mean age 71.9 yrs) lower limb amputees for gangrens, who were admitted to Herzfeld Geriatric Rehabilitation and Hospital for Chronic Diseases, are reviewed. Diabetes was present in 76% of patients and 24% had arteriosclerosis without diabetes. Twenty eight had undergone reconstructive vascular surgery and eleven out of 102 had surgical sympathectomy prior the amputation. 59% of patients could be rehabilitated, twenty five with prosthesis. The local and general complications, concomitant diseases and survival times are discussed.

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