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  1. The natural history of great toe amputations.

    Article - En anglais

    The purpose of this study is to report the prevalence of reamputation following resection of the great toe and first ray in adults with diabetes.

    We abstracted the medical records of 90 diabetic great-toe and first-ray amputees admitted between 1981 and 1991.

    The most common etiologies of initial amputations were ulcer with soft tissue infection (39%), ulcer with osteomyelitis (32%), and puncture wounds (12%). Sixty percent of all patients had a second amputation, 21% had a third, and 7% had a fourth.

    Fifteen percent of the patients who had a second amputation had it contralaterally.

    Seventeen percent subsequently underwent a below-knee amputation and 11% had a Transmetatarsal amputation on the same extremity, 3% had a below-knee amputation, and 2% a transmetatarsal amputation contralaterally.

    The mean time from the first to the second amputation was approximately 10 months.

    The results of this study suggest that a large proportion of patients undergoing an amputation at the level of the great toe or first ray have subsequent amputations in the first year following the initial procedure.

    Additionally, it appears that the contralateral foot may be at significant risk for distal amputation following resection of the hallux or first ray.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Complication, Gros orteil, Ostéite, Ulcère, Infection, Amputation chirurgicale, Traitement, Adulte, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Réintervention, Pronostic, Long terme, Membre inférieur, Endocrinopathie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Ostéopathie, Pied pathologie, Chirurgie orthopédique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Complication, Big toe, Osteitis, Ulcer, Infection, Surgical amputation, Treatment, Adult, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Reoperation, Prognosis, Long term, Lower limb, Endocrinopathy, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Bone disease, Disease of the foot, Orthopedic surgery

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0407387

    Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 19/12/1997.