below the knee amputation

below the knee amputation

Surgery An 'elective' procedure often required for peripheral vascular disease; while preferred by the Pt–since the sense of loss is lessened, the BKA often requires re-amputation, an important factor related to mortality; furthermore, the prosthetic device fits less satisfactorily to the BKA than to an above-the-knee amputation. See Phantom limb, Potato chip operation.
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Injury/disability: Below the knee amputation on right leg
The average cost of a below the knee amputation and rehabilitation is nearly $60,000 per patient.
The vascular surgeon had pronounced him unable to undergo bypass surgery and in need of a below the knee amputation.
In the SOC treated patients there have been 9 index ulcer-related serious adverse events; 3 below the knee amputations and 6 hospitalisations for serious infection, osteomyelitis or cellulitis
To date, Michael Burke has undergone a total of 14 surgeries and there is a high probability that he will have to undergo bilateral, below the knee amputations due to the severity of his injuries.
Burke has had 14 surgeries and there is a high probability that he will have to undergo bilateral, below the knee amputations due to the severity of his injuries.
To date, he has undergone a total of 14 surgeries and there is a high probability that he will have to undergo bilateral, below the knee amputations due to the severity of his injuries.