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Limb Salvage Summary

Description: An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.

Also Known As: Salvage, Limb

Networked: 2073 relevant articles (127 outcomes, 163 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Limb Salvage is Relevant

  1. Ischemia : 26 outcomes 31 studies in 318 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 19 outcomes 22 studies in 380 results
  3. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 16 outcomes 25 studies in 280 results
  4. Osteosarcoma (Osteogenic Sarcoma) : 15 outcomes 21 studies in 170 results
  5. Pain (Aches) : 13 outcomes 5 studies in 122 results
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Drugs Related to Limb Salvage

  1. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)
  2. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)
  3. Heparin (Liquaemin)
  4. Oxygen
  5. Superoxide Dismutase
  6. Glycogen
  7. Allopurinol (Remid)
  8. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  10. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)
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Therapies Related to Limb Salvage

  1. Amputation
  2. Transplants (Transplant)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Debridement
  5. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
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