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The Transfemoral
Amputation


Transfemoral

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Transfemoral Amputation

Pathology
: Gunshot wound to the left thigh. Was treated emergently with revascularization and fasciotomies. Extensive lower leg myonecrosis, renal failure, sepsis. Open knee disartic performed as life-saving procedure. Returns for definitive transfemoral amputation.

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Pathology: 42 year old male who sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident. Note: he is a previous renal transplant recipient and is on immunosuppressive treatments. Continued salvage efforts were offered with a full discussion of the infection risks and possible impact of his immunosuppressive treatments. He and his wife asked us to proceed with above the knee amputation.