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Laser Doppler Velocimetry and Calf-to-Brachial Index Prior to a Below-the-Knee Amputation

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Description:

Doppler velocimetry can be used before below the knee amputation to predict if the operative wound will heal. Moving red blood cells in blood vessels cause a doppler shift of incident light, which correlates with the velocity of blood flow.

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