The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Critical Wound Complication Following Major Amputation for Acute Limb Ischemia


Limb amputation has a severe somatic and psychological impact, that can furthermore have complications, which lead to increased morbidity, mortality, hospitalization days, health care costs, delay prosthetic application, and social reintegration. Proper therapeutic management must be initiated in cases with amputation stump complications to ensure the best result. This paper aims to present the therapeutic management of a patient with sepsis after above–the–knee amputation, performed after acute limb ischemia. The patient presented in our clinic 10 days postoperatively with local infection, wound dehiscence, and sepsis.