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(ăm'pyətā`shən), 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 treatment and prevention of infection has greatly decreased its necessity. Surgical amputation is currently performed in cases of bone and tissue cancers, gangrene, and uncontrollable infections of the arm or leg. An amputation is performed as far above the affected area as is necessary to remove all unhealthy tissue and to leave a portion of sound tissue with which to pad the bone stump. Whenever possible amputations are performed at points on the limb that permit the fitting of prosthetic devices (see artificial limbartificial limb,
mechanical replacement for a missing limb. An artificial limb, called a prosthesis, must be light and flexible to permit easy movement, but must also be sufficiently sturdy to support the weight of the body or to manipulate objects.
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). Ceremonial amputation of finger joints has been practiced in parts of Australia and Africa in conjunction with male initiation rites. In some areas of New Guinea women have finger joints amputated to signify mourning.
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What does it mean when you dream about an amputation?

Amputation has different connotations depending on the tone of the dream. When amputations do not refer to actual removal of limbs, they refer to the radical removal of something from one’s life. Positively, a dream about an amputation may refer to the removal of something that, although formerly quite close to the individual, is no longer necessary or desirable. Negatively, it may mean the abandonment of talents and powers represented by the amputated limb. Sometimes amputation may also represent a situation that one has been ignoring but which has finally reached a crisis point.

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The surgical, congenital, or spontaneous removal of a limb or projecting body part.
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This is a frightening dream which may be due to anxiety and fear. It suggests feelings of frustration, anger, and powerlessness on the part of the dreamer. This dream may also be related to a radical removal of something from one’s life. Some believe that you are trying to get rid of something that is no longer desirable or necessary or that the limb or the part being amputated has lost its power. According to New Age thinking, the right side of the body is usually associated with the ability to give emotionally, psychologically and physically to yourself and others, while the left is linked with the ability to receive. Carl Jung said that the left side represents the unconscious while the right indicates the conscious
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In the subjects with Chopart amputation, the affected limbs exhibited a normal knee moment pattern but the magnitude of the knee flexion moment was increased in two of three cases (Figure 8(b)-(c)).
On the affected limbs of the subjects with Chopart amputation, the magnitude of the ankle moment did not increase linearly during the middle of stance phase as in the control subjects but the peak plantar flexion moment was comparable to controls (Figure 9(b)-(c)).
Less than normal power absorption was observed in the subjects with Chopart amputation as well as the subject with TMT amputation during early stance but was comparable to controls in the remainder of the amputee cohort (Figure 11(b)-(c)).
The power generated by the subjects with TMT and Lisfranc amputation was virtually negligible and comparable to that exhibited on the affected limbs of the subjects with Chopart amputation (Figure 12(b)-(c)).
Three distinct movement patterns were observed, and on this basis, the "Discussion" will be presented in discrete sections looking at the gait of (1) the single subject with MTP amputation who used insoles, (2) the subjects with TMT and Lisfranc amputation as a group who wore toe fillers and slipper sockets, and (3) the subjects with Chopart amputation who used clamshell prostheses.