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Major limb amputations: A tertiary hospital experience in northwestern Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, January 2012
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Title
Major limb amputations: A tertiary hospital experience in northwestern Tanzania
Published in
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1749-799x-7-18
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Authors

Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Isdori H Ngayomela, Alphonce B Chandika, Nkinda Mbelenge, Japhet M Gilyoma

Abstract

Major limb amputation is reported to be a major but preventable public health problem that is associated with profound economic, social and psychological effects on the patient and family especially in developing countries where the prosthetic services are poor. The purpose of this study was to outline the patterns, indications and short term complications of major limb amputations and to compare our experience with that of other published data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 206 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 43 20%
Student > Master 31 15%
Student > Postgraduate 22 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Other 13 6%
Other 40 19%
Unknown 45 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 86 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 11%
Engineering 16 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Social Sciences 5 2%
Other 19 9%
Unknown 55 26%

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