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Above the knee amputation

Above the knee amputation

Above the knee amputation: Above the knee amputation is the surgical removal of the leg at an incision above the knee due to serious disease or injury.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Above the knee amputation

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Above the knee amputation:

Anesthetic Requirements for Above the knee amputation

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Above the knee amputation may include:

Procedure Complications: Above the knee amputation

Possible surgical complications of Above the knee amputation may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Above the knee amputation

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: One in five to one in ten patients with atherosclerosis reportedly dies in the hospital following a major amputation.

Above the knee amputation: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Above the knee amputation) include:

  • Leg amputation
  • High thigh leg amputation
  • Mid thigh leg amputation
  • Supracondylar leg amputation

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