what is an amputation?
An amputation is the surgical removal of a part, or all of, a limb. It is done to remove dead or painful tissue and aims to prevent the problem from spreading farther.
Amputations are always a last option after all other options have been exhausted to save the limb.
Types of Amputations
Amputation through ankle joint
Amputation below the knee
Amputation through the knee joint
Amputation above the knee
Amputation through the hip joint
Amputation at hip level
Hand and Wrist Disarticulation
Amputation through the wrist
Amputation below the elbow
Amputation through the elbow joint
Amputation above the elbow
Amputation through the shoulder joint
Amputation of the arm with removal of the scapula and a portion of the clavicle.