amputation

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  • noun

Words related to amputation

a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs

a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

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There were 30 below-knee amputations (BKAs) and 36 above-knee amputations (AKAs), with 9 people with bilateral amputation having a combination of above- and below-knee amputations.
His rapid recovery after intravenous vancomycin was finally started when his own surgeon returned from a congress on the Sunday evening and his subsequent complete recovery when the offending infected foot was removed in a below-knee amputation the next day, suggest that someone was not looking in the right place.
This patient had known severe peripheral vascular disease and developed osteomyelitis of his right foot, requiring right below-knee amputation.
I came into contact with the boat's propeller and suffered catastrophic injuries to my left leg, resulting in a traumatic below-knee amputation.
Above-knee amputation and below-knee amputation are the predominant types of surgeries.
Thus, the below-knee amputation (BKA) with long posterior flap, as popularized by Burgess et al (4) in the early 1970s has been shown to heal successfully in more than 85% of appropriately selected patients.
The Los Angeles County Police Department recently was sued for rejecting someone with a below-knee amputation -- this person passed all the department's entrance requirement tests, including the physical test for endurance, strength, agility and balance.
4 Furthermore, nearly 30% of patients who undergo below-knee amputation will fail rehabilitation and require chronic institutional care or professional assistance at home.
He was treated for the condition, but doctors have been allegedly trying to convince the teenager's parents to sign off on a below-knee amputation to prevent the fluid retention from harming key organs.
He was a platoon commander with Third Battalion, The Rifles when surgeons at Camp Bastion performed a below-knee amputation on his left leg.
I presume this catastrophe, which resulted in a below-knee amputation, had started with the classic problems associated with the diabetic foot.