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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The only remaining alternative surgical option would be an above-knee amputation, which the patient refused categorically.
This patient had a failed bypass ending in an above-knee amputation.
Regular skiing on both legs (intact legs and prosthetic) is rarely used by people with an above-knee amputation. The majority of artificial limbs are designed for walking purposes only.
Bilateral above-knee amputation was done after unsuccessful femoral embolectomy.
In the case of an above-knee amputation there is loss of the knee and of a significant number of mechanoreceptors that support the proprioceptive sensation of the lower limb [9].
Morton's apparatus was constructed, and, just two days after the dental extraction, Liston performed an above-knee amputation on Frederick Churchill, a butler with chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia.
This emphasises the importance of attempting to preserve the knee joint and to make an adequate assessment of the perfusion at the site at which the elective amputation is to occur, before committing to an above-knee amputation.
Above-knee amputation and below-knee amputation are the predominant types of surgeries.
The case involved a 43-year-old man who received two units of packed red blood cells during an above-knee amputation necessitated by complications of diabetes.
In July 2004, a man aged 43 years was admitted to a tertiary-care hospital in Maricopa County, Arizona, for an above-knee amputation necessitated by complications of diabetes mellitus.
As someone who's always more than a bit cautious about this type of book, even I must admit to have been moved by the tale of Mary Self who was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent above-knee amputation and intensive chemotherapy.
She had persistent pain and the referring institution recommended above-knee amputation. At presentation, her incisions were healed; she had a knee extension lag of 20[degrees] and knee flexion to 90[degrees].
Changes in hip muscles after above-knee amputation. Clin Orthop Relat Res.
She underwent a left formal above-knee amputation for the dry gangrene.
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.