Klinisk värdering av kritisk ischemi skall alltid göras före amputation
1999 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 96, no 7, 727-729 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Patients with critical limb ischemia (rest pain and/or ulcer/gangrene, together with low ankle pressure) are at risk of amputation, and should therefore undergo arterial reconstruction if that is at all technically possible. Thorough clinical investigation will usually distinguish patients in need of further evaluation by a vascular surgeon. No amputation should be undertaken without such evaluation. Diabetic patients belong to a special category, in that neuropathy makes it difficult to evaluate pain, and ankle pressure is often falsely high due to medial arterios sclerosis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 96, no 7, 727-729 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-57983PubMedID: 10087775OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-57983DiVA: diva2:85892