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06 December 2022: Clinical Research

Surgical Outcomes of Regional Versus General Anesthesia in 203 Patients with Upper- and Lower-Extremity Amputation: A Retrospective Study from a Single Center in Turkey

Nurettin Kurt ABCDEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938603

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938603

Table 3 The extremity where the amputation was performed and causes of the amputation.

The extremity where the amputation was performedUpper extremity finger6330.2%
Below knee5225.0%
Lower extremity toe3215.4%
Above the knee3014.4%
Amputated side of extremityRight10752.7%
Cause of AmputationDM complications4/7055/197436.5%
Crush injuries36/739/44321.2%
Firearm-mine injuries14/1023/12411.8%
Peripheral vascular diseases2/2015/72210.8%
Occupational accidents12/314/1157.4%
Traffic accidents4/57/294.4%
Buerger’s disease1/34/041.9%
Anesthesia method used in amputationU. Ext57 (74.0%)/20 (26.0%)
L. Ext81 (64.3%)/45 (35.7%)
Total138 (67.5%)/65 (32.5%)
DM – diabetes mellitus; M – Male; F – Female; U.Ext – upper extremity; L.Ext – lower extremity.

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