primary amputation


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in·ter·me·di·ate am·pu·ta·tion

an amputation formerly performed during the period between trauma or incipient gangrene and suppuration.
Synonym(s): primary amputation

primary amputation

amputation performed after severe trauma, after the patient has recovered from shock and before infection occurs. Compare secondary amputation.

primary amputation

Amputation performed before inflammation or infection sets in.
See also: amputation
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The average cost for each primary amputation is $40,563.
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Unfortunately, over the past decade the number of PAD-related primary amputations has remained relatively unchanged at almost 150,000.

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