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Grade IV frostbite requiring bilateral below knee amputations: a case report.

Ramdass MJ - Cases J (2009)

Bottom Line: A rare case of grade IV frostbite is presented resulting in bilateral below knee amputations.This case highlights the importance of early versus late amputation as well as the importance of close collaboration between the rehabilitation, surgical, psychosocial, and public health disciplines in this rare and challenging problem that still may be encountered in the United Kingdom.

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Affiliation: Department of Vascular Surgery, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY, England. jimmyramdass@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
A rare case of grade IV frostbite is presented resulting in bilateral below knee amputations. This case highlights the importance of early versus late amputation as well as the importance of close collaboration between the rehabilitation, surgical, psychosocial, and public health disciplines in this rare and challenging problem that still may be encountered in the United Kingdom.

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Initial presentation of frostbite on day 2.
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Figure 1: Initial presentation of frostbite on day 2.

Mentions: This is the case of a 50-year old homeless man who sustained grade IV frostbite injuries to both feet after sleeping out in sub-zero temperatures. The patient first presented with ischaemic feet with well demarcated areas around the ankle (Figure 1). The feet were left to demarcate and became mummified (Figure 2), then bilateral below knee amputations were performed.


Grade IV frostbite requiring bilateral below knee amputations: a case report.

Ramdass MJ - Cases J (2009)

Initial presentation of frostbite on day 2.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Initial presentation of frostbite on day 2.
Mentions: This is the case of a 50-year old homeless man who sustained grade IV frostbite injuries to both feet after sleeping out in sub-zero temperatures. The patient first presented with ischaemic feet with well demarcated areas around the ankle (Figure 1). The feet were left to demarcate and became mummified (Figure 2), then bilateral below knee amputations were performed.

Bottom Line: A rare case of grade IV frostbite is presented resulting in bilateral below knee amputations.This case highlights the importance of early versus late amputation as well as the importance of close collaboration between the rehabilitation, surgical, psychosocial, and public health disciplines in this rare and challenging problem that still may be encountered in the United Kingdom.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Vascular Surgery, Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY, England. jimmyramdass@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
A rare case of grade IV frostbite is presented resulting in bilateral below knee amputations. This case highlights the importance of early versus late amputation as well as the importance of close collaboration between the rehabilitation, surgical, psychosocial, and public health disciplines in this rare and challenging problem that still may be encountered in the United Kingdom.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus