amputation

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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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Because of excessive lymphedema, radiotherapy was not indicated, and left above-knee amputation was done.
She was forced to have the rest of her lower leg removed in January 2004 but the tumours were spreading and in September she had to have an above-knee amputation.
When there is doubt about perfusion in the distal part of the leg and around the ankle, an above-knee amputation (AKA) site has been the most commonly selected to assure primary wound healing.
Abbreviations: AKA = above-knee amputation, BKA = below-knee amputation, DMRC = Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, MODREC = Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee, VAS = visual analog scale.
toe, transmetatarsal, and Symes), (2) below-knee amputation (BKA), and (3) above-knee amputation (AKA).
The relationship between comfortable and most metabolically efficient walking speed in persons with unilateral above-knee amputation.
Energy expenditure during walking in subjects with tibial rotationplasty, above-knee amputation, or hip disarticulation.
About 160 veterans have suffered above-knee amputations, including 116 who are also missing part of their second leg.