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Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the lower extremities (LE) is associated with a considerable rate of major lower extremity amputation and mortality. Areeg A. Abu El Hawa @aabuelhawaprs and her co-authors from the MedStar Georgetown University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery @medstarplasticsurgery performed a comprehensive analysis of risk factors for mortality and amputation following NF of the LE over a 10-year period. Their work yielded a low mortality rate and high rate of foot-sparing amputations; suggesting that prompt recognition, emergent surgical management, and a multidisciplinary approach to care can optimize patient outcomes. Risk Factors for Mortality and Amputation of Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Lower Extremities: Ten-Year Experience at a Tertiary Care Center Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; Washington, District of Columbia Areeg A. Abu El Hawa, BS @aabuelhawaprs; Mark Mishu, BA; Paige K. Dekker, BA @pdekker_prs; Kevin G. Kim, BS; Kenneth L. Fan, MD @kenfanmd; Christopher E. Attinger, MD; Karen K. Evans, MD @dr.kke

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