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transmetatarsal amputation AND physical therapy

W J Matchett, D R McFarland, J F Eidt, M M Moursi
PURPOSE: To determine if intra-arterial stent placement can adequately treat lesions producing microemboli to the lower extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a 6.5-year period, 15 patients presenting with blue toe syndrome had 16 presumed embolic lesions treated with intra-arterial stents. These patients were evaluated during routine clinical follow-up during a 6-month period. This evaluation included physical and noninvasive arterial examinations. When patients could not return for follow-up, hospital, clinical, vascular laboratory, and radiology records were reviewed to assemble the appropriate information...
May 2000: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
G B Salsich, M J Mueller
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between strength and functional measures, and the intercorrelation between the functional measures themselves, in a group of subjects with diabetes mellitus (DM) and transmetatarsal amputation (TMA). DESIGN: Correlational study. SETTING: The subjects were tested in the Applied Kinesiology Laboratory of the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA. SUBJECTS: Thirty subjects with DM and TMA (mean age 61...
February 1997: Clinical Rehabilitation
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