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Syme's amputation

Syme's amputation

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Syme's amputation

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Syme's amputation:

Anesthetic Requirements for Syme's amputation

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Syme's amputation may include:

Procedure Complications: Syme's amputation

Possible surgical complications of Syme's amputation may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Phantom foot/toe pain
  • Prosthetic foot
  • Adherence to physical therapy

Syme's amputation: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Syme's amputation: One to three months.

Descriptions of Syme's amputation

Syme's amputation: Amputation of the foot just above the ankle joint.

Syme's amputation: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Syme's amputation) include:

  • Ankle amputation

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