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Etiology of Above-knee Amputations in the United States: Is Periprosthetic Joint Infection an Emerging Cause?

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Summary of "Etiology of Above-knee Amputations in the United States: Is Periprosthetic Joint Infection an Emerging Cause?"

Above-knee amputation (AKA) is a morbid procedure and is performed for a number of conditions. Although AKA is usually performed for dysvascular disease, trauma, and malignancy, AKA is also considered in patients who have failed multiple salvage attempts at treating periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of TKA. Although aggressive measures are being taken to treat PJI, the huge volume of TKAs might result in a large number of AKAs being performed for PJI in the United States. However, the national trends in the incidence of AKAs from different etiologies and the relative contribution of different etiologies to AKA are yet to be studied.

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Name: Clinical orthopaedics and related research
ISSN: 1528-1132
Pages: 1951-1960

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