Meta-analysis of prognostic factors for amputation following surgical repair of lower extremity vascular trauma


Perkins Z. B. , YET B., Glasgow S., Cole E., Marsh W., Brohi K., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.102, no.5, pp.436-450, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/bjs.9689
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-450

Abstract

Background: Lower extremity vascular trauma (LEVT) is a major cause of amputation. A clear understanding of prognostic factors for amputation is important to inform surgical decision-making, patient counselling and risk stratification. The aim was to develop an understanding of prognostic factors for amputation following surgical repair of LEVT.