Amputation: The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)Amputation, Traumatic: Loss of a limb or other bodily appendage by accidental injury.Amputation Stumps: The part of a limb or tail following amputation that is proximal to the amputated section.Artificial Limbs: Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.Diabetic Foot: Common foot problems in persons with DIABETES MELLITUS, caused by any combination of factors such as DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES; and INFECTION. With the loss of sensation and poor circulation, injuries and infections often lead to severe foot ulceration, GANGRENE and AMPUTATION.Lower Extremity: The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.AmputeesLeg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.Phantom Limb: Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)Limb Salvage: An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.Gangrene: Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.Ischemia: A hypoperfusion of the BLOOD through an organ or tissue caused by a PATHOLOGIC CONSTRICTION or obstruction of its BLOOD VESSELS, or an absence of BLOOD CIRCULATION.Disarticulation: Amputation or separation at a joint. (Dorland, 28th ed)Finger Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the fingers.Leg Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the leg.Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.Foot Ulcer: Lesion on the surface of the skin of the foot, usually accompanied by inflammation. The lesion may become infected or necrotic and is frequently associated with diabetes or leprosy.Extremities: The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any one of the BLOOD VESSELS in the vasculature outside the HEART.Replantation: Restoration of an organ or other structure to its original site.Vascular Surgical Procedures: Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.Podiatry: A specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders and injuries and anatomic defects of the foot.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Arterial Occlusive Diseases: Pathological processes which result in the partial or complete obstruction of ARTERIES. They are characterized by greatly reduced or absence of blood flow through these vessels. They are also known as arterial insufficiency.Regeneration: The physiological renewal, repair, or replacement of tissue.Popliteal Artery: The continuation of the femoral artery coursing through the popliteal fossa; it divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries.Debridement: The removal of foreign material and devitalized or contaminated tissue from or adjacent to a traumatic or infected lesion until surrounding healthy tissue is exposed. (Dorland, 27th ed)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Wound Healing: Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.Blast Injuries: Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Animal Fins: Membranous appendage of fish and other aquatic organisms used for locomotion or balance.Tibial Arteries: The anterior and posterior arteries created at the bifurcation of the popliteal artery. The anterior tibial artery begins at the lower border of the popliteus muscle and lies along the tibia at the distal part of the leg to surface superficially anterior to the ankle joint. Its branches are distributed throughout the leg, ankle, and foot. The posterior tibial artery begins at the lower border of the popliteus muscle, lies behind the tibia in the lower part of its course, and is found situated between the medial malleolus and the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity. Its branches are distributed throughout the leg and foot.Forefoot, Human: The forepart of the foot including the metatarsals and the TOES.Tibia: The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.Arm Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the arm.Femoral Artery: The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.Forelimb: A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.Peripheral Arterial Disease: Lack of perfusion in the EXTREMITIES resulting from atherosclerosis. It is characterized by INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION, and an ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX of 0.9 or less.Vascular Patency: The degree to which BLOOD VESSELS are not blocked or obstructed.Leg Ulcer: Ulceration of the skin and underlying structures of the lower extremity. About 90% of the cases are due to venous insufficiency (VARICOSE ULCER), 5% to arterial disease, and the remaining 5% to other causes.Foot Diseases: Anatomical and functional disorders affecting the foot.Blood Gas Monitoring, Transcutaneous: The noninvasive measurement or determination of the partial pressure (tension) of oxygen and/or carbon dioxide locally in the capillaries of a tissue by the application to the skin of a special set of electrodes. These electrodes contain photoelectric sensors capable of picking up the specific wavelengths of radiation emitted by oxygenated versus reduced hemoglobin.Hemipelvectomy: Amputation of a lower limb through the sacroiliac joint.OsteomyelitisThromboangiitis Obliterans: A non-atherosclerotic, inflammatory thrombotic disease that commonly involves small and medium-sized arteries or veins in the extremities. It is characterized by occlusive THROMBOSIS and FIBROSIS in the vascular wall leading to digital and limb ISCHEMIA and ulcerations. Thromboangiitis obliterans is highly associated with tobacco smoking.Prosthesis Fitting: The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)Surgical Flaps: Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Fibula: The bone of the lower leg lateral to and smaller than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones.Bone Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer located in bone tissue or specific BONES.TailSalamandridae: A family of Urodela consisting of 15 living genera and about 42 species and occurring in North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa.Hospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Hand Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the hand.Diabetes Complications: Conditions or pathological processes associated with the disease of diabetes mellitus. Due to the impaired control of BLOOD GLUCOSE level in diabetic patients, pathological processes develop in numerous tissues and organs including the EYE, the KIDNEY, the BLOOD VESSELS, and the NERVE TISSUE.Reconstructive Surgical Procedures: Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.Diabetic Angiopathies: VASCULAR DISEASES that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS.Arteriosclerosis Obliterans: Common occlusive arterial disease which is caused by ATHEROSCLEROSIS. It is characterized by lesions in the innermost layer (ARTERIAL INTIMA) of arteries including the AORTA and its branches to the extremities. Risk factors include smoking, HYPERLIPIDEMIA, and HYPERTENSION.Osteosarcoma: A sarcoma originating in bone-forming cells, affecting the ends of long bones. It is the most common and most malignant of sarcomas of the bones, and occurs chiefly among 10- to 25-year-old youths. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Metatarsus: The part of the foot between the tarsa and the TOES.Foot Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the foot.Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.Arthropathy, Neurogenic: Chronic progressive degeneration of the stress-bearing portion of a joint, with bizarre hypertrophic changes at the periphery. It is probably a complication of a variety of neurologic disorders, particularly TABES DORSALIS, involving loss of sensation, which leads to relaxation of supporting structures and chronic instability of the joint. (Dorland, 27th ed)Surgical Wound Infection: Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.Tibial FracturesAmbystoma mexicanum: A salamander found in Mexican mountain lakes and accounting for about 30 percent of the urodeles used in research. The axolotl remains in larval form throughout its life, a phenomenon known as neoteny.Wound Infection: Invasion of the site of trauma by pathogenic microorganisms.Graft Occlusion, Vascular: Obstruction of flow in biological or prosthetic vascular grafts.Amniotic Band Syndrome: A disorder present in the newborn infant in which constriction rings or bands, causing soft tissue depressions, encircle digits, extremities, or limbs and sometimes the neck, thorax, or abdomen. They may be associated with intrauterine amputations.Inguinal Canal: The tunnel in the lower anterior ABDOMINAL WALL through which the SPERMATIC CORD, in the male; ROUND LIGAMENT, in the female; nerves; and vessels pass. Its internal end is at the deep inguinal ring and its external end is at the superficial inguinal ring.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Soft Tissue Neoplasms: Neoplasms of whatever cell type or origin, occurring in the extraskeletal connective tissue framework of the body including the organs of locomotion and their various component structures, such as nerves, blood vessels, lymphatics, etc.Blood Vessel Prosthesis: Device constructed of either synthetic or biological material that is used for the repair of injured or diseased blood vessels.Veterans: Former members of the armed services.Angioplasty, Balloon: Use of a balloon catheter for dilation of an occluded artery. It is used in treatment of arterial occlusive diseases, including renal artery stenosis and arterial occlusions in the leg. For the specific technique of BALLOON DILATION in coronary arteries, ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, CORONARY is available.Neuroma: A tumor made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers. (Dorland, 27th ed)Diabetic Neuropathies: Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)Embolectomy: Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material which has been transported from a distant vessel by the bloodstream. Removal of a clot at its original site is called THROMBECTOMY.Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.

Source of inappropriate receptive fields in cortical somatotopic maps from rats that sustained neonatal forelimb removal. (1/1348)

Previously this laboratory demonstrated that forelimb removal at birth in rats results in the invasion of the cuneate nucleus by sciatic nerve axons and the development of cuneothalamic cells with receptive fields that include both the forelimb-stump and the hindlimb. However, unit-cluster recordings from primary somatosensory cortex (SI) of these animals revealed few sites in the forelimb-stump representation where responses to hindlimb stimulation also could be recorded. Recently we reported that hindlimb inputs to the SI forelimb-stump representation are suppressed functionally in neonatally amputated rats and that GABAergic inhibition is involved in this process. The present study was undertaken to assess the role that intracortical projections from the SI hindlimb representation may play in the functional reorganization of the SI forelimb-stump field in these animals. The SI forelimb-stump representation was mapped during gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-receptor blockade, both before and after electrolytic destruction of the SI hindlimb representation. Analysis of eight amputated rats showed that 75.8% of 264 stump recording sites possessed hindlimb receptive fields before destruction of the SI hindlimb. After the lesions, significantly fewer sites (13.2% of 197) were responsive to hindlimb stimulation (P < 0.0001). Electrolytic destruction of the SI lower-jaw representation in four additional control rats with neonatal forelimb amputation did not significantly reduce the percentage of hindlimb-responsive sites in the SI stump field during GABA-receptor blockade (P = 0.98). Similar results were obtained from three manipulated rats in which the SI hindlimb representation was silenced temporarily with a local cobalt chloride injection. Analysis of response latencies to sciatic nerve stimulation in the hindlimb and forelimb-stump representations suggested that the intracortical pathway(s) mediating the hindlimb responses in the forelimb-stump field may be polysynaptic. The mean latency to sciatic nerve stimulation at responsive sites in the GABA-receptor blocked SI stump representation of neonatally amputated rats was significantly longer than that for recording sites in the hindlimb representation [26.3 +/- 8.1 (SD) ms vs. 10.8 +/- 2.4 ms, respectively, P < 0.0001]. These results suggest that hindlimb input to the SI forelimb-stump representation detected in GABA-blocked cortices of neonatally forelimb amputated rats originates primarily from the SI hindlimb representation.  (+info)

Age-related outcome for peripheral thrombolysis. (2/1348)

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the age-related outcome of peripheral thrombolysis and determine for which patient group this treatment is worthwhile. DESIGN AND METHODS: A combined retrospective and prospective analysis of consecutive patients undergoing thrombolysis for acute lower-limb ischaemia was made with respect to age-related outcome and other risk factors. RESULTS: One hundred and two patients underwent thrombolysis for acute limb ischaemia. In the under 60 age group there was a 40% amputation rate. Seventy-three per cent of this group smoked. In the over 80 age group, the amputation rate was 15% and only 8% were smokers. CONCLUSION: Advancing age is not an adverse risk factor for thrombolysis which appears to be safe and effective in this patient group. There is a high incidence of smoking in the younger age group (< 60 years), in whom failed thrombolysis frequently leads to amputation.  (+info)

Association between age and survival following major amputation. The Scottish Vascular Audit Group. (3/1348)

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether age is associated with survival following major amputation and whether this association is independent or simply reflects selection bias in amputation level. DESIGN AND MATERIALS: Computer linkage of routine discharge and death data on the 2759 patients undergoing major amputation in Scotland between 1989 and 1993 for peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: Cox's proportional hazards model and multivariate logistic regression analysis using death as the outcome variable and age, sex, urgency, amputation level and recent arterial reconstructive surgery as predictor variables. RESULTS: Proximal amputation was more common in older patients. Survival was associated with both age (p < 0.001) and amputation level (p < 0.001). Age was an independent predictor of death at 30 days (p < 0.0001), 6 months (p < 0.001), 12 months (p < 0.0001) and 2 years (p < 0.0001) postoperation. CONCLUSIONS: Survival following amputation was poor, with only half the patients alive at 2 years. Above-knee amputation was associated with poorer survival, presumably due to the presence of more severe and widespread disease, and was undertaken more commonly in older patients. However, age remained a predictor of survival after adjustment for amputation level. Higher early mortality suggest that a worse prognosis in elderly patients cannot be attributed wholly to actuarial considerations.  (+info)

Long-term functional status and quality of life after lower extremity revascularization. (4/1348)

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the longer term (up to 7 years) functional status and quality of life outcomes from lower extremity revascularization. METHODS: This study was designed as a cross-sectional telephone survey and chart review at the University of Minnesota Hospital. The subjects were patients who underwent their first lower extremity revascularization procedure or a primary amputation for vascular disease between January 1, 1989, and January 31, 1995, who had granted consent or had died. The main outcome measures were ability to walk, SF-36 physical function, SF-12, subsequent amputation, and death. RESULTS: The medical records for all 329 subjects were reviewed after the qualifying procedures for details of the primary procedure (62.6% arterial bypass graft, 36.8% angioplasty, 0.6% atherectomy), comorbidities (64% diabetics), severity of disease, and other vascular risk factors. All 166 patients who were living were surveyed by telephone between June and August 1996. At 7 years after the qualifying procedure, 73% of the patients who were alive still had the qualifying limb, although 63% of the patients had died. Overall, at the time of the follow-up examination (1 to 7.5 years after the qualifying procedure), 65% of the patients who were living were able to walk independently and 43% had little or no limitation in walking several blocks. In a multiple regression model, patients with diabetes and patients who were older were less likely to be able to walk at follow-up examination and had a worse functional status on the SF-36 and a lower physical health on the SF-12. Number of years since the procedure was not a predictor in any of the analyses. CONCLUSION: Although the long-term mortality rate is high in the population that undergoes lower limb revascularization, the survivors are likely to retain their limb over time and have good functional status.  (+info)

Isolated femoropopliteal bypass graft for limb salvage after failed tibial reconstruction: a viable alternative to amputation. (5/1348)

PURPOSE: Femoropopliteal bypass grafting procedures performed to isolated popliteal arteries after failure of a previous tibial reconstruction were studied. The results were compared with those of a study of primary isolated femoropopliteal bypass grafts (IFPBs). METHODS: IFPBs were only constructed if the uninvolved or patent popliteal segment measured at least 7 cm in length and had at least one major collateral supplying the calf. When IFPB was performed for ischemic lesions, these lesions were usually limited to the digits or small portions of the foot. Forty-seven polytetrafluoroethylene grafts and three autogenous reversed saphenous vein grafts were used. RESULTS: Ankle brachial pressure index (ABI) increased after bypass grafting by a mean of 0.46. Three-year primary life table patency and limb-salvage rates for primary IFPBs were 73% and 86%, respectively. All eight IFPBs performed after failed tibial bypass grafts remained patent for 2 to 44 months, with patients having viable, healed feet. CONCLUSION: In the presence of a suitable popliteal artery and limited tissue necrosis, IFPB can have acceptable patency and limb-salvage rates, even when a polytetrafluoroethylene graft is used. Secondary IFPB can be used to achieve limb salvage after failed tibial bypass grafting.  (+info)

Level of amputation following failed arterial reconstruction compared to primary amputation--a meta-analysis. (6/1348)

OBJECTIVES: To determine if the level of amputation after failed vascular reconstruction was comparable to the level of amputation after primary amputation. DESIGN AND METHODS: Medline literature search (1975-1996), meta-analysis. RESULTS: The odds ratio of transtibial to transfemoral (TT/TF) amputations was 927/657 = 1.41 (95% confidence limits: 1.278-1.561) in postrevascularisation amputation (PRVA) and 1590/1162 = 1.37 (95% confidence limits: 1.269-1.477) in primary amputation (PA) (p = 0.65). The pooled data show that the number of conversions from transtibial (TT) to transfemoral (TF) amputations due to amputation stump complications were 85/369 (23%) in PRVA against 93/752 (12.4%) in PA (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: We could not detect any difference in TT/TF ratio between PRVA and PA. However, the risk of conversion i.e. reamputation to a higher level is higher after PRVA compared to PA. The chance of having a successful transtibial amputation is approximately 58% for postrevascularisation amputation as well as for primary amputations. An aggressive approach towards vascular reconstruction seems justified.  (+info)

Relationship of femorodistal bypass patency to clinical outcome. Iloprost Bypass International Study Group. (7/1348)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between bypass patency, limb survival and clinical symptoms after femorodistal bypass procedures. DESIGN: Multicentre, prospectively planned 12-month postoperative follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Five hundred and seventeen patients undergoing femorodistal bypass surgery for severe ischaemia. Clinical symptoms, bypass patency were recorded at regular intervals up to 12 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Complete follow-up data was obtained on 498 patients (96%). Fifty-six (17%) of the 341 patients with patent bypasses had either rest pain or ulcers or had undergone major amputation at 12 months. Of the 167 patients with an occluded bypass, 22 patients (13%) had improved clinical symptoms and a total of 59 patients (35%) had avoided major amputation at 12 months. The clinical outcome for patients classified preoperatively as Fontaine stage IV was significantly worse than for those in stage III preoperatively despite similar bypass patency rates. CONCLUSIONS: There is a fair correlation between technical and clinical outcome after femorodistal bypass surgery at 12 months, but there are significant numbers of patients with occluded bypasses who have a good clinical outcome and of patients with patent bypasses who have a poor clinical outcome. The reporting of symptoms in addition to bypass patency would aid the interpretation of surgical results.  (+info)

A case of a malignant melanoma with late metastases 16 years after the initial surgery. (8/1348)

We report a case of a pulmonary metastasis 16 years after the initial surgery for a malignant melanoma. The patient was a 58-year-old Japanese man. In 1976, he had a pigmented skin lesion with a diameter of 8 mm on his right third finger. He received an amputation of the finger and a dissection of the right axillary. Histological examinations of the tumor revealed a feature of a malignant melanoma with infiltration of the papillary layers of the dermis, 1.5 mm in thickness. The histological subtype was considered to be an acral lentiginous melanoma with a mixed spindle-epithelioid cell pattern. There was no regional lymph node metastasis. In December 1992, when he was 74-years-old, a round tumor in the left lower lung was discovered by chest radiography. In February 1993, he received a left lower lobectomy of the lung. Histological examination revealed a feature of a malignant melanoma with predominantly epithelioid cells and this was considered to be a metastasis from the initial skin lesion. Five months after the lobectomy, he died from a hemorrhage of a metastatic brain tumor. This case indicated the importance of periodic, life-long follow-up in treating malignant melanomas.  (+info)

*Comparative foot morphology

... or who use a prosthesis following the diabetes-related amputation of a leg. Such knowledge can be incorporated in technology ...

*Replantation

In replantation surgery following macro-amputation (e.g. arm or leg amputation) maximal length of the replanted extremity can ... Märdian S, Krapohl BD, Roffeis J, Disch AC, Schaser KD, Schwabe P. Complete major amputation of the upper extremity: Early ... Replantation requires microsurgery and must be performed within several hours of the part's amputation, at a center with ... Win, Thet Su; Henderson, James (2014-02-10). "Management of traumatic amputations of the upper limb". BMJ (Clinical research ed ...

*Phantom eye syndrome

The prevalence of phantom pain after limb amputation ranged from 50% to 78%. The prevalence of phantom eye pain, in contrast, ... is about 30%. Post-amputation changes in the cortical representation of body parts adjacent to the amputated limb are believed ...

*Diabetic foot ulcer

DFUs are a major factor leading to lower leg amputations among the diabetic population in the US with 85% of amputations in ... 56 percent of individuals with foot ulcers who do not have an amputations survive for 5 years. Foot ulcers and amputations ... It occurs in 15% of people with diabetes, and precedes 84% of all diabetes-related lower-leg amputations. Diabetic foot ulcer ... Diabetic foot disease is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Stem cell therapy may represent a treatment ...

*Acute limb ischaemia

... amputation, and/or death. The New Latin term ischaemia as written, is a British version of the word ischemia, and stems from ...

*Congenital amputation

... infections metabolic imbalance trauma Congenital amputation is the least common reason for amputation, but it is projected[by ... Congenital amputation is birth without a limb or limbs, or without a part of a limb or limbs. It is known to be caused by blood ... Congenital amputation can also occur due to maternal exposure to teratogens during pregnancy. The exact cause of congenital ... A baby with congenital amputation can be missing a portion of a limb or the entire limb, which results in the complete absence ...

*Forequarter amputation

... is amputation of the arm, scapula and clavicle. It is usually performed as a last resort to remove a ... A further amputation had left him open to infection, and now he was facing the prospect of an awful, agonising death over a ... "British surgeon tells of how he carried out amputation via text message". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-06. "Surgeon saves ... "British surgeon tells of how he carried out amputation via text message". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-06. ...

*Guillotine amputation

... definitive amputation such as an above or below knee amputation. Panchbhavi, Vinod K. "Guillotine Ankle Amputation". Medscape. ... In surgery, a guillotine amputation is an amputation performed without closure of the skin in an urgent setting. Typical ... A guillotine amputation is typically followed with a more time-consuming, ...

*DMOZ - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Musculoskeletal Disorders: Amputee: Elective Amputation

Please submit sites about elective amputation, typically os a paralysed limb, so that it can be replaced with a bionic ... "Health ... Elective Amputation" search on: AOL - Ask - Bing - DuckDuckGo - Gigablast - Google - ixquick - Yahoo - Yandex - ... Woman seeking elective amputation takes next step The BBC that a woman who wants to swap her right hand for a bionic prosthetic ... Bionic hand for 'elective amputation' patient The BBC reports that an Austrian man has voluntarily had his hand amputated so he ...

*Hemicorporectomy

Amputation The Godwhale, a science fiction novel featuring a protagonist who has undergone this procedure Waist chop, a form of ... The second stage is the amputation. With the removal of almost half of the circulatory system, cardiac function needs to be ... "Translumbar amputation". Cancer. 65 (12): 2668-2675. doi:10.1002/1097-0142(19900615)65:12. 3.0.CO;2-I. PMID 2340466. South ... and then hemicorporectomy or translumbar amputation, referred to as the most revolutionary of all operative procedures. It was ...

*Medicine in the American Civil War

The primary amputation was done between 24-48 hours after the injury. The secondary amputation was done after a longer period ... The most common battlefield operation was amputation. If a soldier was badly wounded in the arm or leg, amputation was usually ... Amputations had to be made at the point above where the wound occurred, often leaving men with stub limbs. A flap of skin was ... The flap method was typically used when an amputation had to be done quickly. The bone was cut above flaps of skin and muscle, ...

*2016 in Norwegian music

"Stian Westerhus - Amputation". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. "Lars Danielsson: Sun Blowing - CD". ACT Music. Retrieved ...

*List of Stuff You Should Know episodes (2014)

How Amputation Works. HowStuffWorks. Retrieved 2016-03-20. Termites: They Bore But They Aren't Boring. HowStuffWorks. Retrieved ...

*2016 in jazz

"Stian Westerhus - Amputation". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05. "SNARKY PUPPY RELEASING NEW LP 'CULCHA VULCHA' APRIL 29TH". ...

*Roger Lee Hayden

Adams, Dean (2008-04-26). "Amputation For Hayden". Superbike Planet. Hardscrabble Media LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-18. "Roger Lee ...

*Thomas Kirkland

Thoughts on Amputation; being a Supplement to the Letters on Compound Fractures, and a Comment on Dr. Bilguer's book on this ... Johann Ulrich von Bilguer, a Prussian military surgeon, had written against amputation, and a book of his had appeared in ... John R. Kirkup (27 May 2007). A History of Limb Amputation. Springer. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-84628-509-7. Samuel H. Greenblatt; T. ...

*NeverDead

McWhertor, Michael (21 September 2010). "NeverDead Preview: Amputation Amplified". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2012 ...

*Gait deviations

An amputation between the knee and ankle joints transecting the tibia, or shinbone, is referred to as a transtibial amputation ... Unlike transtibial amputations, transfemoral amputations occur between the hip and the knee joints, along the length the femur ... Over 185,000 amputations occur annually, with approximately 86% of incidents being lower-limb amputations. The majority of ... regardless of initial amputation location. The rate of amputation has decreased significantly with the introduction and ...

*Artery

It usually causes permanent damage to the limb; often amputation is necessary. Among the ancient Greeks, the arteries were ...

*Splinter

... s can necessitate amputation; if it is in the finger for more than 2-3 days, advice should be sought from a doctor. ...

*James Hogarth Pringle

He was a pioneer of treating fractures by fixation and had impressive results with an amputation rate for sepsis of only 2.6%, ... He was also a pioneer of hindquarter amputation, a radical operation involving division of the pubic symphysis and the ... 1910 Pringle, J. H. (1909). "Some Notes on the Interpelvi-Abdominal Amputation, with a Report of Three Cases". The Lancet. 173 ... Pringle, J. H. (1916). "The interpelvi-abdominal amputation". British Journal of Surgery. 4 (14): 283-296. doi:10.1002/bjs. ...

*S8 (classification)

Single above elbow amputation." This class includes people with several disability types include cerebral palsy and amputations ... A3 swimmers use around 41% more oxygen to walk or run the same distance as some one without a lower limb amputation. A2 ... Sometimes the health examination may not be done on site for amputees in this class because the nature of the amputation could ... The nature of an A2 and A3 swimmers's amputations in this class can effect their physiology and sports performance. Because of ...

*Summer Mortimer

They even considered amputation. "I didn't know that at the time," Mortimer said, speaking in front of the gym full of ... Amputation was a possibility, although Mortimer was only informed of it in 2011. She spent six months in a wheelchair and ...

*Radical mastectomy

PACK, GEORGE T. (1961-11-01). "Interscapulomammothoracic Amputation for Malignant Melanoma". Archives of Surgery. 83 (5): 694. ...

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated.. This edition contains a range of new indicators, particularly on risk factors for health. It also places greater emphasis on time trend analysis. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, this edition offers snapshots and dashboard indicators that summarise the comparative performance of countries, and a special chapter on the main factors driving life expectancy gains.. ...
Nearly one in 10 patients with ESRD undergo lower extremity amputation in their last year of life, while also having prolonged stays in health care settings and limited access to hospice services, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.“These findings are concerning because despite wide-spread recognition that lower extremity amputation often
Related narrative: Trans-Radial Forearm Amputation. Amputation of the upper extremity at the level of the forearm is often the result of a traumatic assault that leaves the hand unsalvageable (1). The surgeon should present these challenges and openly communicate to the patient prior to any amputation unless the patients life is at risk from the injured extremity. The following technique describes the trans-radial distal forearm level amputation in detail to allow for pre-operative planning.. Several salient points to consider when planning an upper extremity amputation. The mantra "all possible length should be preserved in upper extremity amputations" should be tempered by the ability of the remaining tissue to heal and the resources available to the patient following the amputation. The traumatic wound will often dictate the level of amputation, however, very distal upper extremity amputations in the forearm are noteworthy for the thinner subcutaneous layers under skin flaps and more ...
The rate of leg and foot amputations among U.S. adults aged 40 and older with diagnosed diabetes declined by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the journal, Diabetes Care. The age-adjusted rate of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations was 3.9 per 1,000 people with diagnosed diabetes in 2008 compared to 11.2 per 1,000 in 1996. Non-traumatic lower-limb amputations refer to those caused by circulatory problems that are a common complication among people with diabetes rather than amputations caused by injuries. The study, "Declining Rates of Hospitalization for Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputation in the Diabetic Population Aged 40 years or Older: U.S., 1988-2008," is published in the current online issue of Diabetes Care ...
The primary findings from this cohort study of elderly Medicare beneficiaries with PAD are that there has been a marked reduction in LE amputations within the United States. Between 2000 and 2008, the overall annual rates of LE amputation significantly decreased from 7,258 to 5,790 per 100,000 patients with PAD. Second, there remains significant geographic variation. Rates of LE amputation were generally higher in the East South Central, West South Central, and South Atlantic regions, whereas the Mountain, New England, and West North Central regions had lower rates (Fig. 1). Of note, geographic variation remained statistically associated with LE amputation after adjustment for clinical factors.. There are multiple potential explanations for the dramatic decrease in the number of LE amputations observed in the current study. First, the importance of prevention of LE amputation and emphasis on early screening and detection of vascular disease in patients at risk for LE amputation may be ...
Yes. Surveying the research and drawing on her own experience, Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, says partial ray amputations in this population can lead to complications and further amputation whereas initial TMA procedures can facilitate a durable and functional residual limb. No. Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS, says with the proper protocol in place, first ray amputations can provide good long-term healing and functional outcomes.
Lower extremity amputation (LEA) is a costly and disabling procedure that disproportionately affects persons with diabetes (1,2). One of the national health objectives for 2000 was to reduce the LEA rate from a 1991 baseline of approximately eight per 1,000 persons with diabetes to a target of approximately five per 1,000 persons with diabetes. Review of 1996 data indicated an LEA rate of approximately 11. To estimate the national rates of hospital discharges for LEA among persons with and without diabetes and to assess the excess risk for LEA among persons with diabetes, CDC and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) analyzed data from the 1997 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the 1997 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This report summarizes the findings of the analysis, which indicated that the age-adjusted rates of hospital discharges among persons with LEA who had diabetes were 28 times that of those without diabetes. This higher rate underscores the need to ...
It is also important to consider that lower extremity amputation does not represent a traditional medical complication of diabetes like myocardial infarction, kidney failure or retinopathy
This is a phase I single center open label trial study that will enroll sixteen patients requiring semi-elective lower extremity major amputation within a 30 day period for non-infectious complications related to critical limb ischemia (CLI). After enrollment patients will be randomized to amputation at 3,7,14, or 21 days after MSC administration. The investigational treatment uses allogeneic bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells at the point of care. Allogeneic MSCs will be injected in the thigh muscles and the gastrocnemius muscle (for below knee amputation only) of sixteen patients undergoing major amputation. Through a review of treatment related adverse events over 6 months we will test the hypothesis that allogeneic MSCs do not result in significant cardiovascular, respiratory, or infectious treatment related adverse events. Through an exploratory investigation we will assess the efficacy of MSCs in promoting freedom from gangrene, revision of amputation, and death after major ...
Below-knee Amputation definition, categories, type and other relevant information provided by All Acronyms. BKA stands for Below-knee Amputation
Productive activity. Twenty-nine participants indicated that the need to work or attend school did not apply to them. In addition, 15 indicated they were not economically self-sufficient.. Discussion. Profile of the study population. The increased ratio of males to females as found in the study is in accordance with the literature2,14,15,16. The majority of participants (21) was younger than 60 years old. This is similar to results from other African studies14,15, but contrasts with those of Hendry18, who found a mean age of 60.3 years in a study based at Tygerberg Hospital. It appears that Diabetes Mellitus (DM) caused amputations at relatively younger ages in the current study population, since Table III shows that DM was the cause of the amputation in 19 instances. Reasons for this might be multifaceted and related to race, South Africas stage of economic development and poverty18,19. The findings pointed to a lower rate of traumatic amputations than those found by Bakkes15 and Kidmas et ...
From 2009 to 2012, amputation rates at our facility dropped 77.3 percent as a result of the staff employing basic strategies in both prevention and wound care. This occurred despite the consistent rates of new foot ulcers that arise each year in patients with diabetes. A study by Apelqvist and colleagues in 1994 demonstrated that treatment of diabetic foot ulcers costs significantly less than amputation, making reduced amputation rates a benefit to both patients and the healthcare system at large.1
In the Netherlands, 34% of all major lower limb amputations are at the trans-femoral level. Information and consensus is lacking on the optimal length of the residual length of the femur following the amputation. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that femur length should be kept as long as possible considering construction of the knee unit beneath the socket. Evaluation of the hypothesis: Providing a comprehensive overview of considerations involved in choosing the optimal femur length in a trans-femoral amputation. This explorative study includes a scoping review, interviews with surgeons and certified prosthetists (expert opinions), and a biomechanical analysis. The scoping review resulted in 396 articles reduced to 6 articles after reviewing. All articles, the outcomes of the interviews with the experts and the biomechanical analysis suggest that it is important to maximize the length of the residual femur. CONCLUSION: A longer residual limb length is more beneficial for gait parameters, prevention ...
This study compared bilateral corticomotor and intracortical excitability of the primary motor cortex (M1), pre- and post-unilateral transtibial amputation. Three males aged 45, 55, and 48 years respectively who were scheduled for elective amputation and thirteen (10 male, 3 female) healthy control participants aged 58.9 (SD 9.8) were recruited. Transcranial magnetic stimulation assessed corticomotor and intracortical excitability of M1 bilaterally. Neurophysiological assessments were performed 10 (SD 7) days prior to surgery and again at 10 (SD 3) days following surgery. Data were analyzed descriptively and objectively compared to 95% confidence intervals from control data.. Prior to amputation, all three patients demonstrated stronger short-latency intracortical inhibition evoked from M1 ipsilateral to the affected limb and reduced long-latency intracortical inhibition evoked from M1 contralateral to the affected limb compared to control subjects. Following amputation, short-latency ...
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence connecting risk factors to falls in adults with a lower limb amputation (LLA) across the continuum of care settings. DESIGN: Systematic review. LITERATURE SURVEY: Electronic database searches were conducted in MEDLINE, Pubmed, CINAHL and EMBASE covering 01/1988 and 01/2016. Non-interventional studies, including cohort and cross-sectional studies were included. Two reviewers independently completed data extraction and quality evaluation. METHODOLOGY: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria and quality of reporting of reporting was evaluated using the criteria by Tooth et al.. SYNTHESIS: The average quality of reporting score was 19.8, scores ranged from 16 to 29. Studies covered the acute hospital stay after the amputation, inpatient rehabilitation and community living. Falls were a common occurrence, with the cohort studies reporting 20.8% for acute hospital stay to 58% in the community years after the amputation. Injurious falls were also common, occurrence ...
DISCUSSION. Patients with CLLI can require amputations if revascularization cannot be accomplished. Among high risk patients, mortality within 30 days of amputation can range from 4 to 30%, with morbidity from 20 to 37%, because many of these patients suffer sepsis and progressive renal failure.4 Fewer than two thirds of patients with below the knee amputations and fewer than half of above the knee amputation patients achieve successful rehabilitation. Additionally, fewer than 50% of patients achieve complete mobility after amputation. Furthermore, the clinical and economic costs of primary amputation as standard treatment are very high when compared with the cost of revascularization and salvage of the limb. Revascularization therefore offers many advantages: significant rates of limb salvage, lower morbidity and mortality rates 30 days after the procedure, improved functional status and quality of life for patients, better profitability and increased long-term survival.4. Bypass surgery is a ...
The purpose of this paper is to report prosthesis-related issues of importance that were identified by a diverse group of persons living with lower limb amputations (LLA) and prostheses. These perceptions and themes validate some old assumptions and challenge others, report both common and unusual experiences, and indirectly identify the information level of our respondents concerning prostheses. Persons with LLA were identified from computerized rosters at a level one regional trauma center and at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle, Division. Inclusion criteria specified that respondents were to: 1) be one or more years post-unilateral amputation at the Symes level (ankle disarticulation) or higher, 2) use their prosthesis at least 5 days a week, 3) read English, and 4) be able to provide informed consent. Respondents completed the Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire-field version (PEQ) and the standard form (SF)-36, a health status measure. Of 114 persons who agreed to participate, 92 (85%
... is a specialized dental procedure, whereby one root is removed from a multi-root tooth. The tooth is then stabilized and rendered fully functional with a crown or filling. The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth. These large flat teeth have either two or three roots depending on whether they are situated on the upper or lower jaw.. The general purpose of root amputation is to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction. Most dentists agree that there is no better alternative than retaining a healthy natural tooth, and the root amputation procedure makes this possible. Dental implants, extensive bridgework and custom-made tooth replacements can be expensive and time-consuming. Generally, root amputation and the necessary crown work are less expensive and can be completed in 1-3 short visits.. When is root amputation necessary?. It is important to note that root amputation can only be performed on an otherwise ...
... is a specialized dental procedure, whereby one root is removed from a multi-root tooth. The tooth is then stabilized and rendered fully functional with a crown or filling. The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth. These large flat teeth have either two or three roots depending on whether they are situated on the upper or lower jaw.. The general purpose of root amputation is to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction. Most dentists agree that there is no better alternative than retaining a healthy natural tooth, and the root amputation procedure makes this possible. Dental implants, extensive bridgework and custom-made tooth replacements can be expensive and time-consuming. Generally, root amputation and the necessary crown work are less expensive and can be completed in 1-3 short visits.. When is root amputation necessary?. It is important to note that root amputation can only be performed on an otherwise ...
... is a specialized dental procedure, whereby one root is removed from a multi-root tooth. The tooth is then stabilized and rendered fully functional with a crown or filling. The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth. These large flat teeth have either two or three roots depending on whether they are situated on the upper or lower jaw.. The general purpose of root amputation is to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction. Most dentists agree that there is no better alternative than retaining a healthy natural tooth, and the root amputation procedure makes this possible. Dental implants, extensive bridgework and custom-made tooth replacements can be expensive and time-consuming. Generally, root amputation and the necessary crown work are less expensive and can be completed in 1-3 short visits.. When is root amputation necessary?. It is important to note that root amputation can only be performed on an otherwise ...
... is a specialized dental procedure, whereby one root is removed from a multi-root tooth. The tooth is then stabilized and rendered fully functional with a crown or filling. The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth. These large flat teeth have either two or three roots depending on whether they are situated on the upper or lower jaw.. The general purpose of root amputation is to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction. Most dentists agree that there is no better alternative than retaining a healthy natural tooth, and the root amputation procedure makes this possible. Dental implants, extensive bridgework and custom-made tooth replacements can be expensive and time-consuming. Generally, root amputation and the necessary crown work are less expensive and can be completed in 1-3 short visits.. When is root amputation necessary?. It is important to note that root amputation can only be performed on an otherwise ...
... is a specialized dental procedure, whereby one root is removed from a multi-root tooth. The tooth is then stabilized and rendered fully functional with a crown or filling. The multi-root teeth best suited to the root amputation procedure are the molars at the back of the mouth. These large flat teeth have either two or three roots depending on whether they are situated on the upper or lower jaw.. The general purpose of root amputation is to save an injured or diseased tooth from extraction. Most dentists agree that there is no better alternative than retaining a healthy natural tooth, and the root amputation procedure makes this possible. Dental implants, extensive bridgework and custom-made tooth replacements can be expensive and time-consuming. Generally, root amputation and the necessary crown work are less expensive and can be completed in 1-3 short visits.. When is root amputation necessary?. It is important to note that root amputation can only be performed on an otherwise ...
Analgesia following leg amputation is based on morphine administration. For elderly patients of ASA physical status 2 or 3, morphine sparing is possible when perinervous block techniques are used. Phantom limb pain complicates leg amputation in 50 to 80% of cases. Prevention of these pains has been studied in various clinical trials but the interest of perinervous block technique remains to be evaluated.. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the benefit of perioperative locoregional analgesia by ropivacaine via a popliteal sciatic catheter on intravenous morphine consumption during the 72 first postoperative hours following leg (below knee) amputation The study will be randomized, double blinded, controlled clinical trial and 84 patients undergoing leg amputation (below knee) will be included Patients will be divided into 2 groups: one group of patients who will benefit perioperative locoregional analgesia by ropivacaine via a popliteal sciatic catheter and morphine for analgesia and the ...
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BOVINE digit amputation is a well-established technique for chronic incurable lesions and results in an acceptably high success rate. Traditionally, the indications for amputation were primarily deep digital sepsis. For example, Weaver (1986) lists the indications for amputation as septic pedal arthritis, septic tenosynovitis, osteomyelitis of the pedal or navicular bones, and sepsis of the coronary band, and states that frequently several of the above indications are present.. As part of a different study, I have recorded the reasons for digits that I have amputated over the past few months. Of the 15 cases of amputation, two were the … ...
August 10, 2009 - Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto reviewed all published papers on limb-sparing surgery that also measured patients functional health and quality of life.. The review found that while ...
What is amputation?. Amputation is the complete removal of an injured or deformed body part. An amputation may be the result of a traumatic injury or may be the result of a planned operation where the finger must be removed. Some traumatically amputated fingers may be replanted or reattached, but in some cases, reattachment of the amputated finger is not possible or advisable. Conditions, such as a tumor, may require that a finger be surgically amputated to preserve a persons health.. How is an amputation done?. When an amputation is necessary, the surgeon removes the injured body part and prepares the remaining part for future prosthetic use. This means careful treatment of the skin, muscles, tendons, bones and nerves, so that a prosthesis can be worn with comfort. The surgeon decides the length of the remaining body part based on medical and prosthetic factors.. What can I expect after surgery?. For the first couple of weeks, you should expect some pain, which is controlled with pain ...
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Study participants with type 2 diabetes receiving the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin had a lower-limb amputation rate similar to those receiving placebo, according to findings from the EMPA-REG Outcome trial. Endocrine Today previously reported on results from the EMPA-REG Outcome trial indicating that empagliflozin (Jardiance, Boehringer Ingelheim) significantly reduces the risk for
A recent study revealed that type 2 diabetes drug Invokana has significant cardiovascular benefits, but double the risk of lower-limb amputations.
Looking for cineplastic amputation? Find out information about cineplastic amputation. removal of all or part of a limb or other body part. Although amputation has been practiced for centuries, the development of sophisticated techniques for... Explanation of cineplastic amputation
OSHAs severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury.. An analysis of the first full year of the requirement, under which employers must report any workers hospitalization or amputation, showed that 2,644 amputations were reported in 2015. So far this year, as of July 31, OSHA has received 1,500 amputation reports. The rate works out to be about 7 amputations per day for both years.. Some resulting inspections found pervasive violations at worksites, but as part of a settlement process, employers have agreed to make extensive worksite improvements. Schwans Global Supply Chain created a comprehensive safety and health program for all its facilities nationwide, and hired a professional to run it, after two workers ...
Health outcomes for people who have had amputations are affected not only by barriers to access, such as race, socioeconomic status and cost, but also by the type of facility where they receive treatment and rehabilitative services. AMA Journal of Ethics is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.
Upper extremity amputations largely follow the same basic principles as those of any amputation. This article highlights the special considerations involved in acquired amputations at or above the elbow.
link Foot amputation puts teens off smoking: survey Australians may have to prepare themselves for more graphic and confronting anti-smoking ads, after a new survey showed they had a positive impact on young people. The Cancer Institute surveyed 400 New South Wales teenagers, aged 13 to 17, after they watched the amputation of a foot…
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A prospective observational study involving diabetic patients with ESRD on dialysis was undertaken to evaluate the impact of foot ulcers and amputations on mortality. We studied 192 diabetic patients receiving dialysis at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK. These included 17 (8.9%) African-Caribbeans, 38 (19.8%) Indo-Asians and 137 (71.4%) White Europeans aged (mean ± SD) 59 ± 14 years, with a male/female ratio of 121/71. Comprehensive foot assessment was performed at baseline including evaluating for neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, foot deformities, and foot ulcers/amputation. Patients were followed up for a two-year period. Overall mortality at the end of two years was high (102/192, 53.1%). Patients who had a foot ulcer at baseline (35/59, 59.3%) had a higher mortality after 2 years of follow-up, compared with patients without (55/133, 41.4%, p = 0.028). Similarly, patients who had had an amputation at baseline had higher mortality at 2 years (26/35, 74.3%) compared to patients ...
Patients with severe critical limb ischemia (CLI) due to long tibial artery occlusions are often poor candidates for surgical revascularization and frequently end up with a lower limb amputation. Subintimal angioplasty (SA) offers a minimally invasive alternative for limb salvage in this severely compromised patient population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of SA in patients with CLI caused by long tibial occlusions who have no surgical options for revascularization and are facing amputation. We retrospectively reviewed all consecutive patients with CLI due to long tibial occlusions who were scheduled for amputation because they had no surgical options for revascularization and who were treated by SA. A total of 26 procedures in 25 patients (14 males; mean age, 70 +/- A 15 [SD] years) were evaluated. Technical success rate was 88% (23/26). There were four complications, which were treated conservatively. Finally, in 10 of 26 limbs, no amputation was needed. A major ...
Introduction Guillotine amputations are performed either for speed or for control of infection before a second, definitive amputation. In guillotine ankle amputation, all of the tissues from the skin to the bone are cut at the level of the ankle without creating flaps of soft tissue (see the image below).
The prevalence of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot has been found to vary from 18% to 68%. The diabetic foot is also very prone to Charcots osteo-arthropathy (Charcots Foot is a severe complication of diabetes, which leads to soft and brittle foot and ankle bones). Both these conditions result in the destruction or excision of foot bones which leads to deformed feet with altered biomechanics and the appearance of new pressure points in regions of the foot unaccustomed to bearing such forces. This results in formation of recurrent calluses and ulcers, which can get infected. The infection and progression of these ulcers very often lead to loss of the limb in the immune compromised patients of diabetes. Arthrodesis of the foot and ankle may be the only alternative when the joints are destroyed. Amputation above the infected part may have to be considered when limb salvage is not possible. Amputations of the toes and/or part of the foot and limb not only place limitations on the physical ...
Theres a very sobering piece in todays NYT (Nov 7) about amputations - the only good news is that the visibility could well prompt patients to ask more searching questions about whether they are at risk for amputations - especially patients with diabetes, who make up a majority of all the lower-limb amputations that take place each year in the US. Mostly, the story is sad - a sad tale of patients who arent watching their health closely enough and of physicians who dont focus enough on primary care. The photographs are perhaps the best part - quite vivid, and...
Diabetes is arguably the nations greatest public health challenge, affecting over one million Australians. People with diabetes have high sugar levels in the blood which can damage nerves and blood vessels…
Encompass partners with Dialysis Clinics to secure complete diagnosis, care and treatment options for patients suffering from critical lower limb ischemia and foot wounds. The Encompass Network is a web base application that provides clinics with the tools for a thorough screening, systematic refereeing, and complete patient follow through from diagnosis to healing. Our user friendly system requires minimal staff time and the automated referring systems allow the attending physicians to review data and refer patient to a specialist based upon the patient assessment profile and easy "refer now" option. The assessment profile will keep the clinic informed with patient diagnosis, treatments and updates that go on outside of the clinic. The Encompass Network Partners system is a proprietary copyrighted software and proprietary network of professional physicians specific to the PVD/PAD issue ...
Based on two recent studies, the FDA has issued a warning against type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin, sold commercially as Invokana, Invokamet, and
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Theres no denying that amputation or the loss of a limb is a life-changing experience. It not only involves a tremendous physical loss, but also can be emotionally devastating. If youre facing, or already have had, an amputation, know that youre not alone - theres around 1.7 million people living with limb loss in the U.S. alone. Working with experienced professionals such as those at Ernest Health Systems who can help you through every step of the process - including prosthetic care - is vital. Post-Operative Care. There are several options for post-operative care after youve had an amputation. In many cases, a rigid dressing is placed on the residual limb that protects the surgical site. A removable dressing can be taken off and put back on to allow medical staff to carefully monitor the surgical site.. Another option is a post-operative prosthesis thats applied in the operating room immediately after surgery. Studies have shown that patients who wear an immediate prosthesis feel more ...
Poor and black patients with narrowing of the blood vessels have a higher risk of amputation than other patients, a new study finds. Peripheral artery disease (
Hylla Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is scheduled to hear a move for sanctions against an insurance company on allegations it paid a mentally ill woman to testify in a foot amputation trial.
Ive had the experience of witnessing several amputations while in my surgical service, all diabetes-related. Each time it surprises me with the sense of loss that comes with the amputation of a toe, a foot, a leg. I had never really considered the emotional impact of losing a limb. To be honest, I sort of thought that amputation resulted from a lack of self-control; the inability of the patient to monitor their glucose levels and make changes. Not to say that anyone deserves this sort of pain, but it seemed like a correlation between sugar and limb loss equaled a well-documented and preventable consequence. And then I had a black foot staring at me from a sterile blue-shrouded operating table ...
Peripheral arterial disease has become more and more present in daily practice, mostly due to the increase of cardiovascular risk factors, especially in below the knee (BTK) area in diabetic patients. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most usual clinical presentation with a major amputation rate of 30%, mortality rate of 25%, and chronic pain of 20% at one year. Nowadays, endovascular treatment is usually the first choice, given the high comorbidity of those patients. Angioplasty and stenting in BTK lesions have already proven their efficacy in CLI treatment. However, BTK revascularization remains highly controversial in the treatment of intermittent claudication in TASC 2 recommendations. Restenosis being the major pitfall in BTK procedures, the use of drug-coated devices is one of the actual answers. We performed an extensive review of the literature over the last 15 years on the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in BTK revascularization. DES has been compared to balloon angioplasty, in the ...
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The amputation of a body part has a huge impact on the individuals perception of their body and affects their physical and psychological condition, as well as their quality of life (Holzer et al. 2014). There are many psychological consequences for the individual, including feelings of loss, depression, fear, and anxiety, as well as changes in their body image and sometimes their role within the community (Holzer et al. 2014; Mauk 2012).. Following the surgery, the person can be afraid to look at their remaining limb and may take time to adjust to the change. This disturbance in body image can also leave the person unwilling to participate in their own care relating to their new amputation (Mauk 2012).. There will be periods of grief for both the loss of their body part and also for their loss of function, and potentially their independence (Mauk 2012). This can also impact on their ability to assist in self care activities.. ...
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After conducting several studies on the effects of diabetes drugs like Invokana / Invokamet, researchers found that the risk of amputations has doubled.
The study was performed to examine the hypothesis that functional outcomes following major lower-extremity trauma sustained in the military would be similar between patients treated with amputation and those who underwent limb salvage. This is
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... s are performed rarely; usually, enough tools / hands can be assembled to lift whatever obsturction is pinning the extremity and free the victim. That having been said, I recall reading about some prehospital amputations being ...
Emily is an example of a child born with a partial limb absence. Although she had an amputation because her absence was only partial, because she was so young when the amputation was performed, she grew up not knowing any different. Often, kids who are either born without a limb or who have an amputation at a very young age dont experience the phantom pain that adults deal with and they tend to compare themselves to other kids in their peer group. In contrast, those with acquired amputations later in life often compare their function to the function that they remember before the amputation, which can sometimes be a more difficult comparison. As a prosthetist, there are differences when treating kids versus adults. For example, we have to factor in growth, which means we might have to build the socket bigger at first in anticipation of the kid growing constantly, and sometimes quickly. Additionally, follow up is important, especially after growth spurts or at least every 6-12 months. ...
Artificial hands, arms, legs, and feet, and other prostheses used by agricultural workers with a major limb amputation are not durable, affordable, or adaptable enough for their lifestyles, says a Medical News Today article based on a study published online in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Researchers conducted interviews with 40 American farmers and ranchers with amputations to gather information about how current and past prostheses were used, prosthetic failures, and their ability to complete farm tasks while using a prosthesis. They also interviewed 26 prosthetists who provide services to farmers and ranchers. The study found that: ...
Artificial hands, arms, legs, and feet, and other prostheses used by agricultural workers with a major limb amputation are not durable, affordable, or adaptable enough for their lifestyles, says a Medical News Today article based on a study published online in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Researchers conducted interviews with 40 American farmers and ranchers with amputations to gather information about how current and past prostheses were used, prosthetic failures, and their ability to complete farm tasks while using a prosthesis. They also interviewed 26 prosthetists who provide services to farmers and ranchers. The study found that: ...
Doctors had to redirect Breens blood flow to save his organs, which in turn cut off the blood supply to his hands and feet. A rash indicating a possible strep infection appeared on his body eventually, but by the time a test was completed and he had taken penicillin, it was too late. His hands and feet have to be amputated.. Steensma said its very rare for a strep infection to go from the throat to the stomach, and Breen is only the second documented case with a male patient.. Breen was released from the hospital and is recovering from the first surgery, where doctors amputated his right foot. Julie, Breens wife, said her husband would eventually have to get prosthetic limbs. "Life is forever going to be different," she said. "But different doesnt necessarily have to be bad. Its just going to be what we make it, and we just have to figure it out, figure it out for our kids. Dads going to have cool hands, Dads going to have cool feet. We want to be positive.". A GoFundMe page has been put ...
The Center for Diabetic Limb Preservation (DLP) at Northwest Hospital consists of a multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialists whose goal is to prevent leg and foot amputations due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and chronic wounds.
After the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Your recovery process will vary depending on the type of procedure performed and the type of anesthesia that is given. The circulation and sensation of the affected extremity will be monitored. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room.. You may receive pain medications and antibiotics as needed. The amputation site dressing will be changed and monitored very closely.. Physical therapy will usually begin soon after your surgery. Rehabilitation will be designed to meet the needs of the individual patient. This may include gentle stretching, special exercises, and assistance in getting in and out of bed or a wheelchair. If a leg amputation was performed, you will learn how to bear weight on your remaining limb.. There are specialists who make and fit prosthetic devices. They will visit you soon after surgery and will instruct you how to use the ...
The observations indicate a measurable reduction in the incidence of amputations in the diabetic population between 1990 and 2005, although the decrease was less pronounced than the goal set in 1989 and took considerably more time than anticipated. Whereas incidence rates in the nondiabetic population remained nearly constant, there was a statistically significant decrease in the diabetic population. This result was the same whether all amputations, only amputations above the toe level, or only amputations above the ankle were included. We conclude that a similar reduction of both major and minor amputations has taken place-not a shift from one level to the other. (There is no statistically significant decrease in the rates of amputations in the entire population because the effect in the diabetic population is diluted by the lack of a reduction in the nondiabetic population.) This consistent difference between the diabetic and the nondiabetic populations makes it very likely that this finding ...
It turns out she has hermangiopericytoma. It is a form of cancer, but treatable. The treatment options are surgical removal with radiation, or leg amputation. John and I have struggled with this decision for a week now and weve had several discussions with the veterinary specialist. Since this tumor is located on her elbow, it may be very difficult to remove it all during surgery. This is the reason radiation would be recommended with any surgical procedure. Recovery could be very lengthy due to the extended muscle damage and radiation to the joint. Radiation would be 3 times a week for 6 weeks and there is no promise they can get it all. Greta would have to be under anesthesia for each treatment. The only sure way to know the cancer is totally gone is to amputate her leg. We talked it over at length, weighed all our options and Ive cried a lot. We think her best chance at a happy pain free life is to amputate her leg. The surgery is scheduled tomorrow morning and if there are no complication, ...
Background : Clinical trials have shown cardiovascular benefits and potential risks from sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i). Trials may have limited ability to address individual endpoints or safety concerns. Methods : We performed a population-based cohort study among type 2 diabetes patients with established cardiovascular disease newly initiated on antihyperglycemic agents (AHAs) within the US Department of Defense Military Health System between 4/1/2013 and 12/31/2016. Incidence rates, hazard ratios (HRs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for time to first composite endpoint of all-cause mortality (ACM) and hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) event, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; defined as ACM, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and nonfatal stroke), and individual endpoints were evaluated using conditional Cox models comparing new SGLT2i users with other AHAs ...
Phair et al identified risk factors for problems arising after a major amputation of a lower extremity. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Montefiore Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Published longitudinal surgical data provided perspective to the usefulness of these TPVA data; 5 series will be detailed to show the similarities between the surgical and angioplasty data. A 2-year follow-up by the Italian census office of 522 CLI patients (394 men, 76%)21 detailed demographics of hypertension in 303 (58%), diabetes mellitus in 157 (30%), previous revascularization procedures in 113 (22%), prior myocardial infarction in 98 (19%), previous strokes in 54 (10%), and a lower limb amputation (30 [6%] major and 22 [4%] minor) in 52 (10%). Presenting symptoms included intermittent claudication in 449 patients (86%), rest pain in 200 (38%), and ischemic ulcers or gangrene in 322 (62%). This cohorts ABI revealed that 4% had an ABI ,0.75; 6% an ABI 0.51 to 0.75; 61% an ABI 0.25 to 0.50; and 22% an ABI ,0.25. Thus, the ABI was often not specific to severe ischemia. In the hospital, 232 patients (44%) had a revascularization procedure and 49 (10%) amputation (30 [6%] major and 22 [4%] ...
Species across the animal kingdom show a variable range of regenerative ability, with some fish and amphibians capable of regenerating complete appendages after amputation during their entire lifespan, while mammals in general lack this capacity. This remarkable ability shown by regenerative animals is of great interest, as was elegantly described by LV Polezhaev: In order to study why regeneration of organs does not occur in those animals which do not possess regenerative capacity, it is necessary to know how the process of regeneration occurs in animals which do possess regenerative capacity[1]. While mammals are unable to regenerate during most stages of their lifetime, they usually possess a higher regenerative capacity during early embryonic development[2, 3]. In fact, young children are capable of fingertip regeneration after accidental complete amputation, as long as the amputation level does not go further than the first phalange and no sutures or invasive treatments are used[4]. It is ...
If you have diabetes, vascular disease (a condition that affects blood vessels and circulation) or peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may be at risk for amputation if these conditions are not well controlled. If your doctor has told you that you have ischemia (very poor blood flow) or neuropathy (nerve damage to your feet or legs), your risk may be even higher. You also may be at risk due to other problems, such as pressure sores, accidents, leg swelling and infection.. ...
Results The mean follow-up time in the study was 490.21 days with limb salvage rate of 93.8 percent. Complete wound healing was observed in 81.3 percent of patients. Three of the patients underwent major amputations with the time-to-amputation ranging from 40 to 277 days post-procedure. The overall ABI was significantly improved from 0.64 ± 0.12 to 0.88 ± 0.28 (p-value ,0.001). Among subjects with isolated below-the-knee DES placement, ABI was also significantly improved from 0.62 ± 0.12 to 0.82 ± 0.26 (p-value 0.004). Furthermore, TcPO2 was also increased from 25.82 ± 15.77 to 40.18 ± 13.21 mmHg (p-value 0.023). ...
Once the injured patient arrives at the hospital, its time for the surgical team to work its magic -- and theres a complex series of steps they take in surgery to ensure the severed limb can survive once its reattached. First theyll reattach the bone, using pins or wire to hold it together. Then specialists will restart blood flow by suturing the arteries and blood vessels. Next, surgeons begin the laborious process of reconnecting tendons, muscle tissue and nerves, although nerve reattachment can be saved for a later date. Finally, using grafts from other parts of the patients body if necessary, the skin is stitched back together.. Limbs can be reattached as many as four days after amputation if refrigerated, but ideally surgery occurs within a day [source: Engber]. A lopped-off finger will still have a place on your hand for about 12 hours after amputation if not refrigerated, but a full limb like an arm or leg -- left at room temperature -- must be reattached within six to 12 hours, due ...
It is important to focus on maximizing the patients capabilities at home and in the community. Positive reinforcement helps recovery by improving self-esteem and promoting independence. The rehabilitation program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient. Active involvement of the patient and family is vital to the success of the program.. The goal of rehabilitation after an amputation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life--physically, emotionally, and socially.. In order to help reach these goals, amputation rehabilitation programs may include the following:. ...
Amputation is most easily defined as the loss of a limb, finger or toe as a result of either trauma or disease. If youre a victim of amputation, call us.
... were a common surgery performed in the civil war. Doctors said that it saved many more lives than it killed. Survival rate for amputations done in the first 24hrs. After an injury was very good with mortality. If they were done after the first 24hrs -mortality rate doubled to 50%. Surgeons tried to go as fast as possible. Its generally a myth that most operations were performed without anesthesia with only a bullet to bite ...
The illogical part about this decision is that an amputation is multitudes more expensive than the prevention. Medicare in the US provides for the special shoes because the cost of amputation is so horrendously expensive ...
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A year on, Cookie had regained some use of the top part of her back legs, but her feet never regained feeling. Fay and Ellie brought Cookie back to Fitzpatrick Referrals once she was fully grown with the hope that Professor Noel Fitzpatrick could give her a bionic solution, by fitting her with two prosthetic feet. Noel is the only vet that offers this treatment for animals.. Cookie was scanned and assessed for a PerFiTS - a uniquely designed prosthesis incorporating the joining of an endoprosthesis and exoprosthesis. Fitzpatrick Referrals has spent years pioneering the technology used in the design and manufacture of the PerFiTS (Percutaneous Fixation To the Skeleton) amputation endoprosthesis. The implant, although small, is packed full of groundbreaking technology. Special coatings on the implant allow the patients bone to incorporate into the metal of the implant meaning the implant becomes a physical part of the patients skeleton. Further specialist coatings at the interface where the ...
Did you know that more than 60% of all non-traumatic lower limb amputations are the result of complications from diabetes? The good news, however, is that you can reduce your risk of amputation by up to 85% and of other diabetes related foot problems as well by partnering with you podiatrist. November is National Diabetes […]. ...
Although we had never raised a pet that was missing a limb we were sure that a trip to the local veterinarian and a little research would give us all of the information we needed to provide him with a loving home.
Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!. Midnight is home and appears to be doing fine. She started out hiding under the bed but today has been out enjoying everyones company. She is still not eating much so I plan to get some baby food tonight to see if that helps. I have been keeping up with her pain meds and will give her another shot at 8 pm tonight.. She moves around really well considering she is on pain meds. Im sure she will get more stable as time goes on. She is not having to wear the cone of shame so far. I continue to watch her to make sure she is not licking or pulling at her staples ...
Risk factors and outcome for limb amputation in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease.. To live with critical ischemia is often associated with great suffering for the patient, with pain and problems walking. An important role in the care of these patients is the opportunity to provide a relief of pain for the patient. To reach that goal it is important to develop an optimal treatment strategy.. The aim of this thesis is to study patients with peripheral arterial disease regarding risk factors that can cause an amputation after vascular surgery. Risk factors for negative outcome after an amputation will also be studied.. Further patients that become an amputee will be studied regarding their experience about the decision of the amputation and their HRQoL before and one year after surgery.. Superviser Carin Ottosson.. Co-superviser Lena Blomgren, Ann-Mari Fagredahl samt Lennart Boström.. ...
BACKGROUND: Emerging adults aged 18 to 25 are most at-risk for non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). While the literature dedicated to emerging-adult NMUPD has explored risk and protective factors at an individual level, much less is known regarding how interpersonal and familial factors relate to NMUPD. Because interpersonal bonds can have a significant impact on behavior, familial factors may be important predictors of NMUPD among emerging adults. OBJECTIVES: Inasmuch as growing up in a stepfamily is increasingly common for children, this study aimed to determine whether perceived stepfamily quality within three stepfamily subsystems - child-biological parent, child-stepparent, and child-stepsibling - decreased the likelihood of NMUPD in emerging adulthood ...
This CE will help nurses who care for patients with Limb Salvage and amputations to understand the considerations and approach for surgery.. Date: 8/12/13, 7:30am to 8: ...
Lower Limb Artery Disease. PRINCETON, N.J. and PARIS - September 28, 2015 - STENTYS (FR0010949404 - STNT), a medical technology company commercializing the worlds first and only Self-Apposing® coronary stent, today announced that the Companys Drug-Eluting stent received CE Mark for treatment of below-the-knee (BTK) arteries, making STENTYS product the first self-expanding and drug-eluting stent with regulatory approval in Europe for this indication.. The CE Mark was obtained following the strong results achieved by STENTYS stent in the PES BTK-70 study in which the product prevented foot amputation in 99% of the 70 patients treated for critical limb ischemia (CLI).. The most severe cases of CLI, in which tissue of the foot or ankle does not receive a sufficient supply of oxygen and begins to die (necrosis), often require amputation. To prevent this outcome, surgeons open up the artery with balloons and frequently implant stents. Approximately 25% of diabetics globally suffer from CLI and, ...
Native Americans are at a greater risk of having diabetes than anyone. While almost six percent of the U.S. population has some form of this disease, among the Native American populations, that number is twice as high.. Diabetes Among Native Americans. Prevalance of type 2 diabetes among Native Americans in the United States is 12.2% for those over 19 years of age.. One tribe in Arizona has the highest rate of diabetes in the world. About 50% of the adults between the ages of 30 and 64 have diabetes.. Ten to twenty-one percent of all people with diabetes develop kidney disease. In 1995, 27,900 people initiated treatment for end stage renal disease (kidney failure) because of diabetes. Among people with diabetes, the rate of diabetic end stage renal disease is six times higher among Native Americans.. Diabestes is the most frequent cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. The risk of a leg amputation is 15 to 40 times greater for a person with diabetes. Each year 54,000 people lose their ...
Native Americans are at a greater risk of having diabetes than anyone. While almost six percent of the U.S. population has some form of this disease, among the Native American populations, that number is twice as high.. Diabetes Among Native Americans. Prevalance of type 2 diabetes among Native Americans in the United States is 12.2% for those over 19 years of age.. One tribe in Arizona has the highest rate of diabetes in the world. About 50% of the adults between the ages of 30 and 64 have diabetes.. Ten to twenty-one percent of all people with diabetes develop kidney disease. In 1995, 27,900 people initiated treatment for end stage renal disease (kidney failure) because of diabetes. Among people with diabetes, the rate of diabetic end stage renal disease is six times higher among Native Americans.. Diabestes is the most frequent cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. The risk of a leg amputation is 15 to 40 times greater for a person with diabetes. Each year 54,000 people lose their ...
First seen at Childrens Hospital at Stanford in March, 1986 at five days of age. Recommendation for surgical removal (Symes amputation) of right foot was accepted by the parents and completed January 9, 1987 at age 10 months. Xrays in October, 1986 read as PFFD, Type B.. By February, 1987 at 11 months, child was pulling to stand and crawling rapidly. He was fitted with a Symes type prosthesis ending at the knee joint with total end-bearing. This was unsatisfactory due to knee joint motion and hip instability. It was replaced in August, 1987 with a modified prosthesis including a pelvic band and strap.. By October, 1987, at 19 months he was walking with a walker and taking independent steps, and in November, at 20 months, he walked alone. By June, 1988, at two years, three months, he was at age level in all activities, including climbing and descending stairs. A new prosthesis was delivered December, 1988, an exoskeletal style with supra malleoli suspension and SACH foot.. October 2, 1989 ...
Amputation of foot during lower limb atherosclerosis (stage 4) (costs for program #273701) ✔ University Hospital Jena ✔ Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery ✔ BookingHealth.com
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Careful rehabilitation after limb salvage surgery is the key to success and it is vital that patients whom undergo this surgery are managed diligently for the first 5-6 weeks after surgery to prevent damage to the implant. After the initial 10 days patients are placed on a carefully managed exercise program that gradually brings them back to normal off-lead exercise by 12 weeks after surgery. During the 6 weeks after surgery a custom made exoprosthesis, or foot, is designed and manufactured to allow the patient to learn to walk on the PerFiTS implant. Once the design of the foot has been finalised and the patient has moved through the recovery and rehabilitation period we can expect a return to near normal exercise.. During your dog or cats hospitalisation period they will be cared for by a dedicated team of ward nurses and patient care auxiliaries who work alongside the clinician, a team of veterinary surgeons and chartered physiotherapists ensuring all your animal friends clinical and ...
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In a clinical trial examining Janssen Pharmaceuticals diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet, patients taking these drugs were found to be twice as likely to undergo amputations as patients taking a placebo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Wednesday.. The FDA said in a safety alert that the equivalent of 5 of every 1,000 patients taking a 300-milligram daily dose of the active ingredient canagliflozin needed amputations. The equivalent of 7 of every 1,000 patients taking a 100-milligram daily dose needed amputations compared with only 3 of every 1,000 patients taking a placebo. The amputations involved toes, feet and legs, according to Law360.. "Patients taking canagliflozin should notify their health care professionals right away if they notice any new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in their legs or feet," the FDA advises. The trial studying how canagliflozin affects cardiovascular health, has monitored patients for 4.5 years and is expected to be ...
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Aim: To evaluate the incidence of lower extremity amputation among inpatients with diabetic foot. To assess the risk factors leading to lower extremity amputation in the same patients. Materials and methods: Diabetic foot patients who required admission during the study period were selected and evaluated. Clinical and laboratory analysis was done for all patients and comparison done between those whose treatment included minor or major amputation of lower extremity with those who were managed without amputation.. Result: The study consists of 100 patients of diabetic foot with 77 of them going for major or minor amputation and 23 of them treated without amputation. A detailed analysis between amputated and non-amputated group showed significant difference in the following factors: age, duration of diabetes, HbA1c, Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), Wagner grade of ulcer and history of previous amputation. Conclusion: Among the many risk factors for diabetic foot, our group of patients had higher ...
Digit amputation is a commonly performed surgery in cattle practice. The most frequent reason for digit amputation is septic pedal arthritis, but other indications include severe trauma, pedal osteitis, non-healing sole, wall or toe ulcers, osteomyelitis of P2, septic tenosynovitis of the distal digital flexor tendons and other infectious processes of the deep digital structures. The procedure is considered a salvage procedure, but good rates of success are reported. The size of the patient is one of the key determinants of prognosis, with reported success rates varying between bulls, cows and calves. Reported complications include haemorrhage, avascular necrosis of the phalangeal fragments, wound infection and fracture of the partner claw. In this case report the authors describe digit amputation under regional and general anaesthesia for the treatment of proximal interphalangeal septic arthritis and the subsequent wound management in the face of a multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa ...
In infants and children, amputations are frequently associated with congenital limb deficiencies, trauma, and tumors. Traumatic amputations in children in 2003 in the United States resulted in $22 million in inpatient costs for 946 cases. The majority of amputations were finger and thumb, but the highest costs were due to traumatic leg amputations. Congenital limb deficiencies are commonly described using the Birch revision of the Frantz and ORahilly classification system. Amelia is the complete absence of a limb; hemimelia is the absence of a major portion of a limb; and phocomelia is the attachment of the terminal limb at or near the trunk. Hemimelias can be further classified as terminal or intercalary. A terminal hemimelia is a complete transverse deficit at the end of the limb. An intercalary hemimelia is an internal segmental deficit with variable distal formation. In discussions of limb deficiencies, preaxial refers to the radial or tibial side of a limb, and postaxial refers to ...
Is The Phantom Pain a Metal Gear Game ? - Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain: At GDC 2013 it was indeed revealed that The Phantom Pain is a Metal Gear Solid game. Below you will find all the information that pointed towards thi...
As noted earlier, ocular symptoms in patients with SS are out of proportion with objective observations of the ocular surface, largely due to the mysterious perception of "phantom pain.". The concept of "phantom pain" may arise at the level of the cranial nerve, spinal dorsal root ganglia, and thalamus or brain cortex. As noted above, these processes may be strongly influenced by local release of cytokines by microglial cells.3 This observation correlates with our clinical observation that the pain and discomfort in patients with SS whose disease is longstanding is much less improved following treatment with biologic agents than in patients with early disease.. Phantom pain explains the aberrant, painful ocular sensation that chronic post-Lasik patients or patients with SS experience when they report that their pain is only partially relieved by a topical anesthetic.. Sites for ocular pain have been mapped by functional magnetic resonance imaging to a specific region of the prefrontal cortex ...
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As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and provide significant reductions in phantom limb pain. A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital evaluated the benefits of the brain-stimulation method in 54 patients who had amputations due to land-mine explosions. They compared results of patients given transcranial brain stimulation and a placebo treatment to determine if the procedure could provide significant relief from phantom limb pain (PLP). To read more, click here.. ...
The phantom eye syndrome (PES) is a phantom pain in the eye and visual hallucinations after the removal of an eye (enucleation, evisceration). Many patients experience one or more phantom phenomena after the removal of the eye: Phantom pain in the (removed) eye (prevalence: 26%) Non-painful phantom sensations Visual hallucinations. About 30% of patients report visual hallucinations of the removed eye. Most of these hallucinations consist of basic perceptions (shapes, colors). In contrast, visual hallucinations caused by severe visual loss without removal of the eye itself (Charles Bonnet syndrome) are less frequent (prevalence 10%) and often consist of detailed images. Phantom pain and non-painful phantom sensations result from changes in the central nervous system due to denervation of a body part. Phantom eye pain is considerably less common than phantom limb pain. The prevalence of phantom pain after limb amputation ranged from 50% to 78%. The prevalence of phantom eye pain, in contrast, is ...
We found no evidence that foam dressings promote the healing of diabetic foot ulcer compared with basic wound contact dressings. When data from two studies (eight and 12 weeks follow-up) were pooled, there was no statistically significant difference in ulcer healing between alginate and foam dressings. Similarly there was no evidence of a difference in the number of diabetic foot ulcers healed between foam and hydrocolloid (matrix) dressings. We note that most included studies were evaluating treatments on participants with non-complex foot ulcers. This means the body of literature presented may be of limited use to health professional in the treatment of patients with harder to heal foot ulcers as it is difficult to generalise from the included studies to patients with more co-morbidities or complications; this is a limitation of the RCTs that have been undertaken in this field thus far. Included trials were small and therefore statistically underpowered to detect important treatment ...

Congenital amputation - WikipediaCongenital amputation - Wikipedia

... infections metabolic imbalance trauma Congenital amputation is the least common reason for amputation, but it is projected[by ... Congenital amputation is birth without a limb or limbs, or without a part of a limb or limbs. It is known to be caused by blood ... Congenital amputation can also occur due to maternal exposure to teratogens during pregnancy. The exact cause of congenital ... A baby with congenital amputation can be missing a portion of a limb or the entire limb, which results in the complete absence ...
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Thromboangiitis Obliterans - Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders - Merck Manuals Consumer VersionThromboangiitis Obliterans - Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders - Merck Manuals Consumer Version

Drugs, such as iloprost, may help prevent amputation in people who quit smoking but still have blocked arteries. Other drugs, ... Nonetheless, thromboangiitis obliterans invariably worsens in people who continue to smoke, and amputation is commonly required ... In contrast, if people with thromboangiitis obliterans quit smoking, amputation is rarely required. ...
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The natural history of pedal puncture wounds in diabetics: a cross-sectional survey | BMC Surgery | Full TextThe natural history of pedal puncture wounds in diabetics: a cross-sectional survey | BMC Surgery | Full Text

... after amputation of unspecified digits, 2(9.5%) after below knee amputation and 3(14.3%) remained unhealed after debridement ... required debridement and/or amputation. Among the group of 21 episodes requiring debridement and/or amputation, 11(52.4%) ... James [8]. At this hospital there have been an average of 41 lower limb amputations in diabetics in each of the five years ... Malone JM, Snyder M, Anderson G, Bernhard VM, Holloway GA, Bunt TJ: Prevention of amputation by diabetic education. Am J Surg. ...
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Risk factors of diabetic foot Charcot arthropathy: a case-control study at a Malaysian tertiary care centre | SMJRisk factors of diabetic foot Charcot arthropathy: a case-control study at a Malaysian tertiary care centre | SMJ

A history of prior foot problems (such as foot ulcer, amputation of foot complex, surgery or a combination of these) was found ... Foot surgery in this context referred to all types of surgery of the foot, including amputation of the foot complex, surgical ... The patients history of prior diabetic foot problems, such as foot ulcers, foot complex amputation, and/or other types of foot ... A non-healing, infected foot ulcer may require surgical debridement and amputation.(18) A few case reports have highlighted ...
more infohttp://www.smj.org.sg/article/risk-factors-diabetic-foot-charcot-arthropathy-case-control-study-malaysian-tertiary-care

Amniotic Band SyndromeAmniotic Band Syndrome

ABS can range from mild to severe, and with the more serious conditions, ABS can cause miscarriages and limb amputations if the ... In severe cases, although rare, amputation of the affected limbs, and use of prosthetics ...
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Amputation - NHSAmputation - NHS

Information about amputation, including why and how its carried out, recovery and rehabilitation, prosthetics, stump care and ... How amputations are carried out. Amputations can be carried out under general anaesthetic (where youre unconscious) or using ... If youre having a planned amputation, you might find it reassuring to talk to someone whos had a similar type of amputation. ... The risk of serious complications is lower in planned amputations than in emergency amputations. ...
more infohttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/amputation/

Elective Amputation?? | DailyStrengthElective Amputation?? | DailyStrength

Seriously considering asking my Ortho for an elective amputation. Im 32 years old, mom of 2. Ive had 4 knee surgeries (tibial ... Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. Many have undergone amputation or have been living with a ... Im ready to ask for an amputation. Ive been doing A LOT of reading on osteotomies, knee replacements and amputations and the ... but that if that does not work that amputation is the only option. He also said that amputation now is also an option, no one ...
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Dog Toe AmputationDog Toe Amputation

Toe amputation for your dog may be a safe alternative to treat some severe conditions, traumas, fractures and deformities, when ... It is a difficult decision to choose amputation on your dog as a form of treatment. ... It is a difficult decision to choose amputation on your dog as a form of treatment. Toe amputation for your dog may be a safe ... Amputation Procedure. After your vet completes extensive preoperative tests that confirm an amputation is required, the dog is ...
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Tarsotibial amputation definition | Drugs.comTarsotibial amputation definition | Drugs.com

Definition of tarsotibial amputation. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and ...
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Above-the-Knee Amputation | Greys AnatomyAbove-the-Knee Amputation | Grey's Anatomy

Above-the-Knee Amputation By Meg Marinis, Director of Medical Research , Nov 29th, 2012 ... Besides severe infection, other indications for an AK amputation include: • Trauma or injury. • Poor blood flow that cannot be ... Internationally, this type is also known as a transfemoral amputation because it occurs in the thigh, through the femoral bone ... Alex performed an above-the-knee (AK) amputation on Arizona. ... with limb loss in this country has a transfemoral amputation. ...
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Amputation, Melanoma Surgery | MoffittAmputation, Melanoma Surgery | Moffitt

Click here to learn how amputation or alternative limb-saving procedures can be effective treatment options for widespread ... Amputation (the surgical removal of an entire body part, such as a finger or ear) is rarely required for patients who are ... Although amputation may be considered in such situations, there are also several limb-saving procedures that may be offered in ... When recommending amputation or any other type of skin cancer surgery, our oncologists consider a number of factors, including ...
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Amputation Blamed on Circumcision ClampAmputation Blamed on Circumcision Clamp

The amputation will allegedly require future corrective surgery and has led baby Benjamin to experience "significant mental and ... "Every year there are steady reports made to the FDA of penile amputations due to the Mogen Clamp," the complaint states, ... These reports account for only a small portion of actual amputations in the medical community.". Despite their knowledge of the ... Benjamins mother says that "the long history of penile amputations" associated with the Mogen Clamp, "unlike other ...
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Hospital Blamed for Quadruple AmputationHospital Blamed for Quadruple Amputation

Ashanti Norals developed septic shock resulting in personal injuries including amputation of four limbs," the complaint states. ...
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Prehospital AmputationPrehospital Amputation

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Wounded Warrior Reenlists After Amputation | Military.comWounded Warrior Reenlists After Amputation | Military.com

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage are the values that the Army expects all Soldiers to exemplify. Most Soldiers live every day by these values, but one Soldier went above and beyond what was expected of him, despite the hardships he has endured.
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Foot Amputation Farewells : foot amputationFoot Amputation Farewells : foot amputation

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Category:Amputations - Wikimedia CommonsCategory:Amputations - Wikimedia Commons

Media in category "Amputations". The following 97 files are in this category, out of 97 total. ... Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, 07-1863 - NARA - 520203.jpg 3,000 × 2,388; 1.48 MB. ... Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, 07-1863 - NARA - 520203.tif 3,000 × 2,388; 6.83 MB. ... List of Amputations performed on HMS Leander, 1816 Wellcome L0048459.jpg 3,221 × 5,228; 2.57 MB. ...
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A documentary about people obsessed with amputation.A documentary about people obsessed with amputation.

The victims of a growing mental disorder are obsessed with amputation.. By Carl Elliott ... I published an article about wannabes for the Atlantic Monthly and another on the legality of such amputations with my ... His apparent certainty that nothing short of amputation can help these people is underscored by ominous music and a screen shot ... Robert Smith, the Scottish surgeon, has six more acceptable candidates for amputation. A popular wannabe listserv, whose ...
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Denvers Second Annual Amputation Prevention SummitDenver's Second Annual Amputation Prevention Summit

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Fingertip Amputation Repair - Trip DatabaseFingertip Amputation Repair - Trip Database

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Amputations News, ResearchAmputations News, Research

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation A new algae-based treatment could reduce the need for ... A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a ... Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, ... Microvascular disease associated with increased risk of leg amputation ...
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AmputationsAmputations

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  • citation needed] In rare cases of amniotic banding syndrome, if diagnosed in utero, fetal surgery may be considered to save a limb which is in danger of amputation. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to those conversations, reading Stronger by Jeff Bauman, On My Own Two Feet by Amy Purdy, and Unthinkable by Scott Rigsby, the first double-leg amputee to ever cross the finish line in the Ironman Triathlon, were all incredible stories that helped me understand the realities of amputation as well as the confidence that an amputation can improve one's life. (garrettdimon.com)
  • The sense of loss is immense and adjusting to amputation means the family, friends and the amputee have to deal with a whole host of emotions. (hja.net)
  • Rose Medical Center, part of the HCA/HealthONE network and the only Amputation Prevention Center® in the region, will be hosting an Amputation Prevention Summit on June 24. (prweb.com)
  • An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, such as an arm or leg. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Amputation (the surgical removal of an entire body part, such as a finger or ear) is rarely required for patients who are diagnosed with melanoma, although there are some instances in which this complex surgery is necessary. (moffitt.org)
  • The case of patients with amputation of forearm on one side and arm on the other is particularly interesting to study because in this situation of handicap greater than a double amputation. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Treatment typically requires toe amputation to remove the tumour, followed by chemotherapy if the cancer metastasised. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Benjamin's mother says that "the long history of penile amputations" associated with the Mogen Clamp, "unlike other circumcision devices," contradicts these claims. (courthousenews.com)
  • If there is congenital amputation of the fingers, plastic surgery can be performed by using the big toe or second toes in place of the missing fingers of the hand. (wikipedia.org)
  • The BBC that a woman who wants to swap her right hand for a bionic prosthetic will undergo exploratory surgery to determine if the amputation can go ahead. (dmoztools.net)
  • I hear all these great stories of people who have had amputations and lead 'normal' lives. (dailystrength.org)
  • Foot amputations are not something people often celebrate. (trendhunter.com)
  • A documentary about people obsessed with amputation. (slate.com)
  • I noticed that in the same way that some people said they only felt like themselves after, say, getting sex-reassignment surgery, or even taking Prozac, many wannabes said they would not feel like themselves without an amputation. (slate.com)
  • His apparent certainty that nothing short of amputation can help these people is underscored by ominous music and a screen shot that reads, "There are no medications or therapies known to help wannabes. (slate.com)
  • Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. (news-medical.net)
  • During my journey of the last couple of years, I've had a hard time finding stories of people in similar situations, and the few stories I have found and people who I've been able to speak with about amputation in general have been so incredibly helpful. (garrettdimon.com)
  • Psychological support for people who are about to have an amputation is also important. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • It is a difficult decision to choose amputation on your dog as a form of treatment. (ehow.co.uk)
  • In both of these conditions, if the toe injury is more serious and the other treatment does not work, amputation of the affected toe(s) may be a safer alternative. (ehow.co.uk)
  • In fact, though the Mogen Clamp comprises a small percentage of the circumcision product market, it accounts for the majority of penile amputations," the complaint states. (courthousenews.com)
  • Amnion ruptures can be caused by: teratogenic drugs (e.g. thalidomide, which causes phocomelia), or environmental chemicals ionizing radiation (atomic weapons, radioiodine, radiation therapy) infections metabolic imbalance trauma Congenital amputation is the least common reason for amputation, but it is projected[by whom? (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2008, Mr. David Nott, a British vascular surgeon in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Médecins Sans Frontières performed a forequarter amputation to save the life of a 16-year-old boy, whose arm had been severed by an injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • After your vet completes extensive preoperative tests that confirm an amputation is required, the dog is anaesthetised and the affected foot is prepped to remove fur and clean/sanitise the area. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Several medical conditions can result in toe amputation for dogs. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Toe tumours can also result in amputation for dogs in some cases. (ehow.co.uk)
  • For smokers - you will be advised to stop, especially if your amputation was as a result of poor blood supply. (hja.net)
  • If your amputation is a result of someone else's fault you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim . (hja.net)
  • The exact cause of congenital amputation is unknown and can result from a number of causes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Every year there are steady reports made to the FDA of penile amputations due to the Mogen Clamp," the complaint states, abbreviating Food and Drug Administration. (courthousenews.com)
  • When other medical treatments have failed to remedy nail and corn conditions in your dog, a toe amputation may be the safest alternative. (ehow.co.uk)
  • To learn more about melanoma amputation and other surgical treatments for skin cancer, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. (moffitt.org)
  • Blanco, J. S., J. A. Herring: Congenital Chopart amputation: a functional assessment. (springer.com)
  • Amputations can be carried out under general anaesthetic (where you're unconscious) or using an epidural anaesthetic (which numbs the lower half of the body). (www.nhs.uk)
  • Breeds that have been known to encounter toe problems requiring toe amputation include greyhounds, Labrador retrievers, Vizslas, German shepherds and Great Danes. (ehow.co.uk)
  • If you're having a planned amputation, you might find it reassuring to talk to someone who's had a similar type of amputation. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In most case of tumours, toe amputation is the best option. (ehow.co.uk)
  • A case of dorsal oblique fingertip amputation This study reports successful finger replantation in a patient with a dorsal oblique fingertip amputation . (tripdatabase.com)
  • That having been said, I recall reading about some prehospital amputations being lifesaving (I cannot find any links). (gruntdoc.com)
  • Fingertip Amputation Dorsal Plane Zone II More finger nail avulsed than pulp Transverse Plane Zone II Equivalent amounts of finger nail avulsed as pulp III. (tripdatabase.com)
  • I published an article about wannabes for the Atlantic Monthly and another on the legality of such amputations with my colleague Josephine Johnston for the academic journal Clinical Medicine . (slate.com)
  • For most cases the diagnosis for congenital amputation is not made until the infant is born. (wikipedia.org)