Posts Tagged ‘Legs’

Anterior cruciate ligament surgery

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Anterior cruciate ligament surgery – Definition

This is surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee after it is torn. Often, a graft made of tendon is used to reconstruct the torn ligament.

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.