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VOLUME 27 , ISSUE 3 ( September, 2016 ) > List of Articles


A Rare Indication for Amputation

V.K. Sreekala

Citation Information : Sreekala V. A Rare Indication for Amputation. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2016; 27 (3):90-92.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-27-3-90

Published Online: 01-09-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


A forty-two years old housewife came to the outpatient department. She met with a very bad road traffic accident in childhood resulting in a crush injury of left lower limb and a degloving injury on the right lower limb. She had undergone transtibial amputation on the left and skin grafting on the right lower limbs. The scar has been transformed into a large keloid. Now she is ambulant with patellar tendon bearing prosthesis on the left side and a rocky hard, heavy, insensate right lower limb with a grotesque appearance. She requests amputation and prosthetic fitting on the right side.

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