amputation

(redirected from above-knee amputation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • 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

References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
Because of excessive lymphedema, radiotherapy was not indicated, and left above-knee amputation was done.
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.
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.