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The Role of Thermography in the Assessment of the Ischemic Limb

  • M. Dewar
  • T. Coddington
  • P. Jarman
  • K. Robinson

Abstract

For patients presenting with lower-limb ischemia owing to peripheral vascular disease, the treatment required will depend on the extent and severity of the ischemia and can range from the application of local or systemic vasodilators to lumbar sympathectomy, vascular reconstruction and ultimately amputation. In deciding the most appropriate treatment an assessment of the degree of ischemia must be made.

Keywords

Skin Temperature Peripheral Vascular Disease Ischemic Limb Skin Blood Flow Popliteal Fossa 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dewar
    • 1
  • T. Coddington
    • 2
  • P. Jarman
    • 1
  • K. Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Bioengineering CentreUniversity College LondonRoehampton, LondonUK
  2. 2.Limb Surgery UnitQueen Mary’s HospitalRoehampton LondonUK

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