• Two cases died from hemorrhage before and after operation respectively, and one case was transferred to a local hospital two days after amputation and was lost to follow-up. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A transtibial amputee is usually able to regain normal movement more readily than someone with a transfemoral amputation, due in large part to retaining the knee, which allows for easier movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • An amputation between the knee and ankle joints transecting the tibia, or shinbone, is referred to as a transtibial amputation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike transtibial amputations, transfemoral amputations occur between the hip and the knee joints, along the length the femur. (wikipedia.org)
  • The other surgery is called Van Nes rotation or rotationplasty which is a form of amputation, in which the patient's foot is turned upwards in a 180 degree turn and the upturned foot is used as a knee. (wikipedia.org)
  • Remove dirt or debris from the amputated part and residual limb, which is the part of the body that remains after an amputation. (boundtree.com)
  • The residual limb is less active in daily functions of standing and walking, resulting in progressive atrophy of the quadriceps muscles in terms of a decrease in thigh diameter which is estimated at 25% of pre-amputation diameter. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • A study by Reavey et al found that although the number of finger amputations occurring in the United States in 2000 was similar to that occurring in 2010 (26,668 vs 24,215, respectively), the number of replantations declined significantly over this period (930 in 2001 vs 445 in 2011). (medscape.com)
  • [ 27 ] Interestingly, replantation of zone II finger amputations has been justified in Japan to avoid confusion with a yakuza member (Japanese gangster) who has amputated his finger as a symbol of devotion to the mob boss. (medscape.com)
  • snow blowers are a leading cause of traumatic hand and finger amputations. (wikipedia.org)
  • A large proportion of amputations that are carried out in the UK are caused by circulatory problems and nerve damage that could have been prevented. (stephensons.co.uk)
  • Risk factors implicated in the development of diabetic foot ulcers are infection, older age, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, cigarette smoking, poor glycemic control, previous foot ulcerations or amputations, and ischemia of small and large blood vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whilst cancer can also affect tissues within the body, the main reason for amputation is to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the body. (stephensons.co.uk)