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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles
Keywords : Diabetic foot, Limb salvage, Surgery, Transmetatarsal amputation
Citation Information : Thami T. Evolution of Principles of Transmetatarsal Amputations: How We Do It Today. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2020; 7 (2):73-76.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-10-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) aims to preserve the length of the foot as much as possible in patients with traumatic mangled foot injuries or diabetic foot. In this article, we give an overview of the evolution of technique of TMA, management of complications, its postoperative care, with utmost emphasis on preoperative and intraoperative steps to achieve best results. We have formulated a treatment algorithm as per our institutional practice for systematic application of principles for the management of TMA.
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