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Lower Limb Trauma: Limb Salvage or an Early Amputation?

Jakub Kaczyński1 / Marianne Dillon1 / Joanna Hilton1

Regional Trauma Centre General Surgery Department Morriston Hospital in Swansea, AMB University Health Board, UK1

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Citation Information: Polish Journal of Surgery. Volume 84, Issue 8, Pages 420–425, ISSN (Print) 0032-373X, DOI: 10.2478/v10035-012-0071-7, September 2012

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2012-09-17

Lower Limb Trauma: Limb Salvage or an Early Amputation?

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