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
Bilateral above-knee amputation
was done after unsuccessful femoral embolectomy.
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.
Changes in hip muscles after above-knee amputation
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
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.