At our institution, physicians from the orthopaedic department perform a considerable proportion of below-knee amputations. These amputations are performed to treat non-traumatic and traumatic injuries. However, the outcomes of amputation are not discussed as often in our educational experience as those of other procedures. The current review examines the current and relevant studies for indications and outcomes of patients with non-traumatic and traumatic conditions treated with below-knee amputations.

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