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amputation (ămˌpyətāˈshən), 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 limb). 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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Twenty four males (60%) had foot ulcers and among them, 16 (40%) got their lower leg amputated, whereas 55.5% females had foot ulcers and 24 (33%) among them had amputations. Type 1 diabetics with foot ulcers were 44 (72%) while type 2 diabetics were 68 (47%).
Trauma was the most prevalent cause of lower limb amputation in 28 (56%) and road side accidents 15 (53%) was the main cause of trauma (figure).
Amputation is authorized for thieves on a second thievery conviction.
The most common amputation level was transtibial, followed by unilateral above the knee, bilateral above the knee, and bilateral transtibial amputations as previously characterized by Krueger et al.
"One of the major causes of lower limb amputation in Liverpool is diabetes.
Mean (SD) age at amputation was 65.7 (16.6) years old, and 30 560 (68.8%) were males.
The agency cited data from two clinical trials showing nearly double the risk of leg and foot amputations in patients treated with the canagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, compared with placebo, in a recent statement.
The patient had refused suggestions of toe amputation by other surgeons.
KEY WORDS: Diabetic foot; Amputation; Glycosylated hemoglobin.
He maintained that amputations and disability due to diabetic foot ulcers had become a global health concern and experts were coming with applicable and cost-effective solutions of this problem to reduce global burden of disability.
We see a lot of patients with diabetes every day, some of them destined for amputations."
"Clinicians should routinely solicit clinical complaints and physical signs of lower extremity injury or lesion to ensure the addition of therapies to minimize amputation in patients with MVD and PAD, and, particularly, the combination of both," the authors write.