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Reversibility of Pregangrene in the Severely Ischaemic Limb.

HUMPHRIES, A. W.; DEWOLFE, V. G.; LEFEVRE, F. A.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: October 1958
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The over-all impression regarding the inevitability of amputation in the severely ischaemic limb must be re-evaluated in the light of the present practicability of arterial-grafting. In most of the patients the determination as to whether such a procedure should be contemplated is decided by the use of arteriography. This is a simple procedure and, since we now have a better than 75 per cent salvage rate in severely ischaemic limbs, we use it in all such cases as the single most important means of determining the form of treatment-grafting, sympathectomy, or amputation-to be employed.

Copyright 1958 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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