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Open Access Technical Note

Osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation: technique and tips

Benjamin C Taylor* and Attila Poka

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Grant Medical Center, 285 East State Street, Suite 500, Columbus, OH, 43215, USA

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Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011, 6:13  doi:10.1186/1749-799X-6-13

Published: 7 March 2011


Treatment of severe lower extremity trauma, diabetic complications, infections, dysvascular limbs, neoplasia, developmental pathology, or other conditions often involves amputation of the involved extremity. However, techniques of lower extremity amputation have largely remained stagnant over decades.

This article reports a reproducible technique for transtibial osteomyoplastic amputation.