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Risk factors for amputation in extremities vascular injuries in Saudi Arabia

Authors Al Wahbi A, Aldakhil S, Al Turki S, El Kayali A, Al Kohlani H, Al Showmer A

Received 30 June 2015

Accepted for publication 27 January 2016

Published 24 May 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 229—232

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S91452

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Jaya Mallela

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Daniel Duprez


Abdullah Al Wahbi, Salman Aldakhil, Saud Al Turki, Abdulrahman El Kayali, Hussein Al Kohlani , Abdulaziz Al Showmer

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Amputation is most closely associated with blunt, lower limb injuries associated with vascular trauma. These vascular injuries require a special attention to prevent life and limb loss. Patient outcomes can also be improved by organizing vascular trauma data into appropriate systems to facilitate future studies.

Keywords: vascular injuries, extremities trauma, amputation, ischemia

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