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Descriptor English: Limb Salvage
Descriptor Spanish: Recuperación del Miembro
Descriptor Portuguese: Salvamento de Membro
Descriptor French: Sauvetage de membre
Entry term(s): Salvage, Limb
Tree number(s): E04.100.814.603
E04.555.400
E04.680.350
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D023821
Scope note: An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Blood Vessel Prosthesis (1967-1998)
Reconstructive Surgical Procedure (1999-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 36297
Unique ID: D023821
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/26
Limb Salvage - Preferred
Concept UI M0368133
Scope note An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.
Preferred term Limb Salvage
Entry term(s) Salvage, Limb



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