Dr. Jan Paul Frölke
Radboud university medical center (None)
Radboud university medical center
Surgeons reported doubling incidences of major limb amputations during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Based on reimbursement data however no nationwide differences were registered compared to the years before.
Knee disarticulation is recommended as a potential attractive alternative to above-knee amputation by the Dutch National guideline for patients with critical ischemia. No clinical comparative studies support this statement and surgeons are hesitant for high reamputation rates.