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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-42

Amputation clinic: Need for an Umbrella care approach in developing nations


1 SRF, Physiotherapist, Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Physiotherapist, JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
3 JRF, Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
4 Professor, Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Sushma Sagar
Room No 229, Second Floor, Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_57_20

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BACKGROUND: Amputation of body parts following trauma leads to severe impairment and disability to the patient. Advances in perioperative care and rehabilitation have improved the outcomes following amputation. Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre being a specialty center caters to a large number of patients following road traffic injury (RTI) and other injuries. Hospitals managing such kind of patients need to know the concept of amputation clinic where a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals takes care of such patients. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the demography of patients who underwent amputation between January 2017 and December 2019 and to assess the need of holistic approach in managing patients with traumatic amputation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a retrospective cohort design, and data from hospital record have been retrieved and documented. RESULTS: Majority of the amputations seen are males between the age groups of 13 and 59 years, and the most common amputations were lower limb amputations and the most common cause was RTI. 5.3% of patients had more than one site of amputation. CONCLUSION: Amputation clinic had proven to be a boon for managing such cases as it involved a holistic approach comprising MDT.


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