The foot fits down inside a prosthesis and the procedure then functions in a similar vein to a below-the-knee amputation
but with more mobility than that which is left after a full-leg amputation.
Abu Dhabi: Doctors have advised below-the-knee amputation
The Journal of General Internal Medicine published a case report in 2012 about a 59-year-old male who presented for below-the-knee amputation
with the letters "D.N.R." tattooed on his chest.2 Fortunately, this patient could explain the tattoo and his treatment preference.
Those in the LL2 class have an impairment in one or two legs with less activity limitation, such as a below-the-knee amputation
or mild spasticity.
But an hour later a specialist told him he had a malignant stage-three tumour in his left foot and had to have a below-the-knee amputation
allows a lower demand for energy and oxygen, and can enhance the patient's speed of mobility (Ertl, 2016).
He had below-the-knee amputation
of the right leg and finger of the left hand because of that disease before bowel involvement.
Here, we present a case with heel ulceration and calcaneal osteomyelitis using partial calcanectomy to facilitate wound closure as an alternative to below-the-knee amputation
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!"
Significant improvements in below-knee prostheses and important advances in surgical and postsurgical management now allow the successful performance of below-the-knee amputation
in a majority of these patients (2).