forequarter amputation


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fore·quar·ter am·pu·ta·tion

amputation of the arm with removal of the scapula and a portion of the clavicle.
A major surgical procedure in which the upper extremity and a variable portion of the supporting shoulder girdle is amputated, to treat either advanced malignancy—e.g., malignant melanoma, or for 1º CA of soft or bony tissues (e.g., chondrosarcoma or osteosarcoma)

forequarter amputation

Surgery A major surgical procedure in which the upper extremity and a variable portion of the supporting shoulder girdle is amputated, to treat either advanced malignancy–eg, malignant melanoma, or for 1º CA of soft or bony tissues–eg, chondrosarcoma or osteosarcoma. See Heroic surgery, Mutilating surgery.

fore·quar·ter am·pu·ta·tion

(fōr'kwōr-tĕr amp'yū-tā'shŭn)
Amputation of the arm with removal of the scapula and a portion of the clavicle.
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Chapter 12 -- Global Upper Limb Prosthetics Market Analysis 2013-2017 & Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028 by Indication Based on indication, the Upper Limb Prosthetics market is segmented into Forequarter Amputations Shoulder Disarticulation, Transhumeral Disarticulation, Elbow Disarticulation, Transradial Disarticulation , Wrist Disarticulation, Partial Hand and Fingers Amputations.