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diaclastic amputationAn 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.
flap amputation; one in which flaps are made from skin and subcutaneous tissue and sutured over the bone end of the stump.
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.
amputation in which the bone is broken by an osteoclast and the soft tissues divided by an écraseur.
amputation of the forelimb including the scapula.
open amputation; one in which the entire cross-section is left open (flapless) for dressing.
amputation of the thigh with excision of the lateral portion of the pelvic girdle.
amputation of the forelimb with excision of the lateral portion of the shoulder girdle.
loss of a part without surgical intervention, as in leprosy, etc.