secondary amputation


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sec·on·dar·y am·pu·ta·tion

amputation performed some time after a previous amputation that has failed to heal satisfactorily.

secondary amputation

amputation performed after suppuration has begun after severe trauma. An area is left open for drainage, and antibiotics are given. Compare primary amputation.

sec·on·dary am·pu·ta·tion

(sekŏn-dār-ē am-pyū-tāshŭn)
Surgery performed after a previous amputation that failed to heal satisfactorily.

secondary amputation

Amputation performed after onset of infection.
See also: amputation