Orthopedic

Amputation

Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventative surgery for such problems.

    Leg amputations :

    Minor amputations:

  • amputation of digits
  • partial foot amputation
  • ankle disarticulation
  • Major amputations:

  • Below-knee amputation, abbreviated as BKA.
  • knee disarticulation
  • above-knee amputation
  • hip disarticulationn
  • Arm amputations :

  • amputation of digits
  • metacarpal amputation
  • wrist disarticulation
  • forearm amputation
  • elbow disarticulation
  • above-elbow amputation
  • shoulder disarticulation