above-the-knee amputation


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above-the-knee amputation

A procedure used for severe—e.g., gangrenous—peripheral vascular disease, which is commonly required in older diabetics; AKA is preferred to below-the-knee amputation in treating peripheral vascular disease if the gangrene extends above the malleoli, as the AKA has a higher healing rate (85–100%), better rehabilitation with a prosthesis, and fewer complications.

above-the-knee amputation

AKA Surgery An 'elective' procedure used for severe–gangrenous peripheral vascular disease, which is commonly required in older diabetics; AKA is preferred to below-the-knee amputation in treating peripheral vascular disease if the gangrene extends above the malleoli, as the AKA has a higher healing rate–85-100%, better rehabilitation with a prosthesis, and fewer complications. Cf Below-the-knee amputation, Potato chip operation.
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He added: "I was told in no uncertain terms I'd need to have two limbs amputated before they would pay." Martin, of Allenton, Derby, was forced to have an above-the-knee amputation in May after a series of infections resulting from a motorbike crash 30 years ago.