below-the-knee amputation


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below-the-knee amputation

An elective procedure, often required for peripheral vascular disease. While BKAs are preferred by the patient—whose sense of loss is less—they often require re-amputation and the prosthesis is less stable than an above-the-knee amputation. The 5-year mortality of BKA is 11.6%, compared to 21.4% for AKA.
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In 2013, Mick - who has been supported throughout by wife Lorna - was suffering from extreme pain that meant a below-the-knee amputation was his only option.
The recovery is under way, but for some areas of the country it is tantamount to comparing the difference between an above-theknee and below-the-knee amputation, rather than the saving of the limb.
She explained: "He's nine and had a below-the-knee amputation, we put it on to freak people out
Chanel, who lives in Canley, underwent a below-the-knee amputation two years ago after a benign tumour in her ankle spread up her leg.
These included three medical illnesses or conditions (diabetes, below-the-knee amputation, and partial blindness), and two mental illnesses (depression and schizophrenia).
He had a below-the-knee amputation of his left leg in 2005 due to sporting injuries dating back to 1983 when he was in the Falklands.
A team of medics met to discus her condition, and Mrs Nicholls was advised that the only way to stop the cancer from spreading was a below-the-knee amputation and she underwent surgery in October 2007.
Mrs Nicholls, from Halesowen, West Mids, was told a biopsy showed "features of an aggressive tumour" and was advised that a below-the-knee amputation would stop the cancer spreading.
The wound progressed and became much worse necessitating a below-the-knee amputation of the patient's right leg.
Besides the below-the-knee amputation, Perez suffers severe hearing loss in his left ear, shrapnel wounds in both arms, large scars on his left and right legs, and deep psychological wounds.
He was transferred to Veteran's Hospital (Veteran's) by ambulance, where he underwent a below-the-knee amputation on his right leg.