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A CASE OF MISSING FOOT

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Author(s): S. Dey | B. Kharga | K. Bhutia | M. Sharma | Rubi Dey

Journal: Jurnalul de Chirurgie
ISSN 1584-9341

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 348;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: AUTO-AMPUTATION | GANGRENE | ATHEROSCLEROSIS

ABSTRACT
Auto-amputation is spontaneous separation of nonviable from viable tissue, commonly seen in atherosclerotic dry gangrene and diabetic patients. Aggressive surgical debridement, amputations, parenteral antibiotics, maintenance of nutrition, control of diabetic status and postoperative wound care are the main stay treatment in such cases. Here we present a unique case of spontaneous disarticulation of foot from ankle joint in a non diabetic patient and discuss the possible causes for the same.
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