Die Wichtigkeit der Stabilisierung des Weichgewebes bei transfemoraler Amputation

Translated title of the contribution: The importance of soft tissue stabilization in trans-femoral amputation: English version

F. Gottschalk

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Abstract

Transfemoral amputations with more proximal amputation levels have the problem of secondary development into flexion and abduction contractures. This is induced by muscle imbalance, especially the loss of adductor muscle insertions when abductor muscle insertions are preserved. This causes considerable problems when fitting prosthetics. Myodesis with insertion of the distally detached adductor magnus muscle to the lateral femoral cortex, introduced here, results in a stronger stump with good muscle balance, and prosthetics fitting is significantly improved.

Translated title of the contributionThe importance of soft tissue stabilization in trans-femoral amputation: English version
Original languageGerman
JournalOrthopade
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adductor magnus muscle
  • Amputation surgery
  • Muscle balance
  • Myodesis
  • Transfemoral amputation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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