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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Role Of Syme’s Amputation In Insensitive Feet



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M. K Siddalinga Swamy


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Forty four patients of leprosy with 45 insensitive feet underwent Syme’s amputation Complications arose in 14 cases (31.1 per cent), mainly due to incorrect technique and improper care of the stump. Main complications were floppy stump, ulceration and posterior migration of flap. Proper care of the stump and prosthesis are essential for success of syme’s amputation in insensitive feet. In general patients were happy with the procedure. We feel Syme’s amputation is the procedure of choice if feasible, in insensitive foot.


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