Lower Extremity Amputation

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  Lower Extremity Amputation

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  3

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 21 Sep 2021
Last Reviewed: 21 Sep 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Approximately 150000 patients per year undergo a lower extremity amputation in the United States. The most common causes leading to amputation are diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, and trauma. The level of amputation will depend on the viability of the soft tissues used to obtain bone coverage. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of patients requiring a lower-extremity amputation and highlights the role of an interprofessional approach toward caring for this patient population.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the anatomical structures of the lower extremity. Identify the indications and decision-making process regarding the level of a lower extremity amputation.
  • Describe the equipment, personnel, preparation, and technique in regards to lower extremity amputations.
  • Summarize the appropriate evaluation of the potential complications and clinical significance of lower-extremity amputations.

Author(s) / Contributors Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Each author, editor, faculty and planning committee member have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Contributors

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Authors: Cesar Molina
Editors: JimBob Faulk
Editors-In-Chief: Mariana D'AmicoRachelle DorneRyan Olson-Meyer
Chief Medical Reviewer: Ahmed Mabrouk
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Bernadette Makar
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Dorothy Caputo
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

Continuing Education Accreditation Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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Equal Opportunity

  • StatPearls and ETSU are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institutions. 

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Instructions for Credit

  1. Register for the activity and create a StatPearls login.     
  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

StatPearls and ETSU adhere to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of StatPearls and ETSU that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that authors and editors will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to starting the activity.

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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  • Name: 'Digital Amputation.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Mark A. Dreyer, DPM, FACFAS

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