diaclastic amputation

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diaclastic amputation

An obsolete, nonspecific term for an amputation using an osteoclast.


the removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. The most common indication for amputation of an upper limb is severe trauma. Other indications may include malignancy, infection and gangrene.

closed amputation
flap amputation; one in which flaps are made from skin and subcutaneous tissue and sutured over the bone end of the stump.
congenital amputation
absence of a limb at birth, attributed to constriction of the part by an encircling band during intrauterine development.
amputation in contiguity
amputation at a joint.
amputation in continuity
amputation of a limb elsewhere than at a joint.
diaclastic amputation
amputation in which the bone is broken by an osteoclast and the soft tissues divided by an écraseur.
flap amputation
closed amputation.
forequarter amputation
amputation of the forelimb including the scapula.
guillotine amputation
open amputation; one in which the entire cross-section is left open (flapless) for dressing.
interpelviabdominal amputation
amputation of the thigh with excision of the lateral portion of the pelvic girdle.
interscapulothoracic amputation
amputation of the forelimb with excision of the lateral portion of the shoulder girdle.
open amputation
guillotine amputation.
spontaneous amputation
loss of a part without surgical intervention, as in leprosy, etc.