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Forequarter Amputation at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute: indications and Outcome.

VM Lupondo
LM Museru
CN Mcharo


Amputation through the scapulo-thoracic articulations is a radical surgical procedure.Although it is rarely performed, it remains a valuable surgical option for malignancy and severe injuries around the shoulder joint. In this review we present five cases of Fore Quarter Amputation done at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute between 2006 – 2010 with emphasis on the indication, outcome and its significance in developing countries.

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