The level of amputation in a dysvascular extremity is determined by:
|B||Xenon skin clearance.|
|C||Doppler systolic blood pressure ratios.|
|D||Transcutaneous oxygen measurements.|
|E||Nutritional competence and immunocompetence.|
B. Xenon skin clearance.
C. Doppler systolic blood pressure ratios.
D. Transcutaneous oxygen measurements.
E. Nutritional competence and immunocompetence.
Clinical competence of the extremity with observations of skin turgor, discoloration, perfusion, sensation, and integrity is the mainstay of surgical decision making. This can be complemented by transcutaneous PO2, ankle-arm systolic pressure ratios, xenon skin clearance, serum albumin levels, and total lymphocyte count.