Comprehensive Guide to Lower Extremity Amputations: Indications, Procedures, Risks and Rehabilitation


Series: Surgery – Procedures, Complications, and Results
BISAC: MED085000

This text serves as a comprehensive guide for the care of patients requiring lower extremity major amputations. It details the indications, technicalities and procedural steps, risks and benefits to above-knee, below-knee and through-knee amputations. The textbook also details aspects regarding quality of amputation care, epidemiology of this disease and psychiatric considerations when managing patients with lower extremity amputation.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Major Lower Extremity Amputations
(Anastasia Plotkin, MD, Sammy Siada, DO, and Jeniann A. Yi, MD, General Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Medical Optimization of Patients Undergoing Lower Extremity Amputation
(Jason Turner, MD, and Benjamin Colvard, MD, Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, US, and others)

Chapter 3. Operative Steps and Techniques for Above-Knee and Below-Knee Amputations
(Brandon T. Gaston, MD, and Kedar S. Lavingia, MD, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, US)

Chapter 4. Below Knee Amputation: Epidemiology, Indications, Procedure and Complications
(Sammy Siada, DO, and Jeniann A. Yi, MD, Vascular Surgery Fellow, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Aschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Through Knee Amputation: Indications, Procedure, Pearls and Complications
(Kirthi Bellamkonda and Andrew Gonzalez, MD, JD, and Kirthi Bellamkonda, School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, and others)

Chapter 6. Above Knee Amputation: Epidemiology, Indications, Procedures and Complications
(Jeniann A. Yi, MD, and Anastasia Plotkin, MD, Assistant aProfessor, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Aschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, US, and others)

Chapter 7. Coverage and Reconstruction Techniques for AKA and BKA Salvage
(Arhana Chattopadhyay, MD, Courtney Swan and Matthew Murphy, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA, US, and others)

Chapter 8. Complications of Lower Extremity Amputation and Their Management
(Gregory G. Westin and Humraaz S. Samra, Division of Vascular Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, US)

Chapter 9. Prosthetics and Rehabilitation for Patients Undergoing AKA and BKA: The Postoperative Journey
(Pavel Kibrik, DO, and Kevin Chang, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, US, and others)

Chapter 10. Below-the-Knee Total/Subtotal Amputation and Type III C Open Fracture: Indications, Procedures and Potential Risks
(Fatih Parmaksizoğlu, MD, Orthopedic and Traumatology Department, Üsküdar University, İstanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 11. Psychiatric Complications after Above Knee Amputation and below Knee Amputation
(Shiv M. Jain, Los Altos Clinic, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group)



This book is for all general surgeons, vascular surgeons, psychiatrists, physical rehabilitation and medicine (PM&R) doctors, primary practice doctors, any group that makes prosthetic devices, orthopedic surgeons, and plastics surgeons

Keywords: Peripheral Vascular disease, lower extremity Amputation, below knee amputation, above knee amputation, rehabilitation

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