immediate amputation


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im·me·di·ate am·pu·ta·tion

performed within 12 hours after the injury, amputation necessitated by irreparable injury to the limb.
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The emergency room physician recommended immediate amputation of the right foot.
LAS VEGAS -- The high rates of immediate amputation in black patients who present with a diabetes-related lower extremity ulcer cannot be explained fully by clinical factors, Dr.
Black patients were less likely than white patients to have an interventional cardiovascular procedure and were far more likely to have immediate amputation, said Dr.
Of 265 black patients, 157(59%) underwent immediate amputation as the "first and only operation" attempted for their ulcers.
The traditional treatment is immediate amputation and, even with subsequent chemotherapy, the cancer typically metastasizes to the lungs, causing death in 6-12 months.