Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2004 • VOLUME 10 • №4


N.G. Stepanov
City Clinical Hospital №5, Purulent Surgery Department,
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Over the last decade, a total of 301 patients were subjected to high amputation of lower limbs at City Clinical Hospital N5 in Nizhniy Novgorod. The main cause of amputation was atherosclerotic and diabetic gangrene. The remote outcomes were examined in 116 patients at terms from 2 months to 10 years postoperatively. It turned out difficult to determine quality of life according to the world-accepted standards in this country. Therefore, we were mainly concerned with the most important, and highly significant for the patient problems, which allowed us to appropriately assess quality of life in the postamputation period, and to acknowledge it as unsatisfactory.

KEY WORDS: amputation of lower limb, quality of life, prosthetics, postamputation period.

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