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Syme's amputation: Syme's amputation is the surgical removal of the foot due to serious disease or injury. The heel pad is left for bearing weight and fitting the prosthetic foot. The Syme's amputation may be performed in two stages about six weeks apart: the first surgery involves removing the ankle, and the second surgery is fixing the heel fat pad to the bone and revising the skin flap.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Syme's amputation:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Syme's amputation may include:
Possible surgical complications of Syme's amputation may include:
Recovery period for Syme's amputation: One to three months.
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