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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1989 Nov;71(6):405-8.

Amputation for antipersonnel mine injuries of the leg: preservation of the tibial stump using a medial gastrocnemius myoplasty.

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British Red Cross Society.

Abstract

Antipersonnel mines are very commonly used in modern warfare. They produce a recognisable pattern of injury to the leg, which frequently spares the gastrocnemius muscle. Surgical amputation is often indicated. Medial gastrocnemius myoplastic below-knee amputation is suitable for these injuries. The technique permits cover and preservation of an acceptable tibial stump.

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