Complications - Right-sided through-the-knee amputation in Fontaine stage IV peripheral arterial disease – Vascular Surgery

  1. Intraoperative complications

    • Too short soft tissue flaps may constrict sutures and result in necrosis and a stump unable to bear weight –> transcondylar amputation with patellar resection or distal transfemoral amputation
Postoperative complications

Secondary bleeding /hematoma: Breeding ground for infection, wound dehiscence, “internal decubitus

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