Understanding The Biomechanics Of The Transmetatarsal Amputation
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For further reading, see “Current Considerations In Performing Transmetatarsal Amputations” in the February 2011 issue of Podiatry Today, “How To Determine The Appropriate Level Of Amputation” in the January 2005 issue or “A Guide To Transmetatarsal Amputations In Patients With Diabetes” in the July 2006 issue.