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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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Questionnaire for Persons with a Transfemoral Amputation (Q-TFA): initial validity and reliability of a new outcome measure.
A single-blind, crossover trial of hip abductor strength training to improve Timed Up & Go performance in patients with unilateral, transfemoral amputation. J Rehabil Med.
The patients with transtibial level of amputations are more functional and are of better general health compared to the patients with transfemoral amputation level.
Major amputation was defined as any amputation above the level of the malleoli of the ankle, including transtibial amputations (TTAs), through-knee amputations, or transfemoral amputations (TFAs).
Risk factors associated with mortality in veteran population following transtibial or transfemoral amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev.
The purpose of this study was to find a safe and effective means to attach an artificial limb directly to the residual femur of people with transfemoral amputation. This study reports the changes in clinical outcomes during the evolution of device designs and concurrent refinement of operative techniques: three systematic and empirically driven iterations over 15 years.
To this end, we conducted a retrospective cohort study with two primary aims: (1) to evaluate the relationship between incident amputation and body weight change in the 3 yr after an LLA relative to a demographically similar population without an amputation and (2) to examine the extent to which weight change varied by level of amputation (i.e., no amputation vs partial foot amputation [PFA], transtibial amputation [TTA], and transfemoral amputation [TFA]) and BMI prior to surgery.
Following limb loss, people with transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA) compensate with asymmetrical movements in their back and lower-limb joints.
Lower-limb amputation, including transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA), is increasingly common secondary to vascular and nonvascular etiology [1-2].
However, there was a significant association between level of amputation and sweating: 50 percent of those with a transfemoral amputation reported no problems with sweating.
In subjects with transfemoral amputation (TFA), the prosthetic knee is a very important component tasked with restoring knee biomechanics while at the same time providing maximum stability and safety [16-19].