Posts Tagged ‘Amputation’

Transfemoral amputation

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(Amputation, Above-the-Knee )

Transfemoral amputation – Definition

An above-the-knee amputation (AKA) is the surgical removal of the leg above the knee.

Amputation of the foot or toe

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(Toe Amputation; Foot Amputation)

Amputation of the foot or toe – Definition

Surgical removal of a toe, foot, or part of a foot

Amputation of the foot or toe – Reasons for Procedure

Amputation is most often done to:

  • Treat infections
  • Remove dead or damaged tissue, such as gangrene may cause

Below-the-knee amputation

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(Amputation, Below-the-Knee; BKA)

Below-the-knee amputation – Definition

This is the surgical removal of the leg below the knee.