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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

How WE DO IT

Evolution of Principles of Transmetatarsal Amputations: How We Do It Today

Tarkik Thami

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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1129

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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