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Amputee Management: A Handbook

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.399 (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:399
  1. Jeffrey Hallett

    Pam Barsby, Rosalind Ham, Christine Lumley, Colin Roberts Lumley Associates, Pocklington, York YO4 2QJ ISBN 1 87072201 9

    The management of amputees is often seen as a “Cinderella” of hospital practice. There is a feeling of uncertainty about who should be performing amputations and who should be responsible for rehabilitation. General and vascular surgeons are often involved because of the increasing proportion of patients with vascular deficiency, and orthopaedic surgeons deal with congenital deficiencies and trauma. It often ends up with neither having a fully effective team and both worrying about the heavy cost of hospital …

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