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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(1):14.
Clinical Study of the Amputation
Hye Won Kim, M.D., Sae Yoon Kang, M.D., Young Jin Ko, M.D., , Myung Hoi Koo, M.D.,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Catholic University Medical College
사지 절단에 대한 임상적 고찰
김혜원, 강세윤, 고영진, 구명희
가톨릭대학교 의학대학 재활의학교실

A retrospective study of 91 amputees, who were received amputation operation from January 1989 to June 1994 in Kang-Nam St. Mary's Hospital, was conducted to determine the age & sex, sites, causes, duration form amputation to prosthesis fitting and prosthesis training time, so the following results were obtained.

The age group of amputees were evenly distributed between 20 and 70 years, and 81.3% of amputees were male. The most common cause of amputation was vascular disease(67.0%), especially Buerger's disease(41%). It's almost lover limb amputation and the common site of amputation were above-knee(40.8%) and below-knee(50.6%). Mean duration from amputation operation to prosthesis fitting was 51.8 days and that from prostheses fitting to discharge was 26.7 days for above-knee and 20 days for below-knee amputation.

Up to now, most of studies reported that trauma was the main cause of amputation in Korea. However. through out study of recent 5 years, we guess peripheral vascular disease will appear to be a leading cause of amputation, and also its prevention and early rehabilitation will be very significant medico-social problem in Korea.

Key Words: Amputation, Rehabilitation, Peripheral vascular disease, Trauma, Prosthesis


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