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amputation

(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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amputation

[‚am·pyə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
The surgical, congenital, or spontaneous removal of a limb or projecting body part.
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Amputation

(dreams)
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
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Other studies carried out in Cambodia and Srilanka showed a prevalence of 63% to 73% for transtibial amputation in mine blast wounded amputees13.
This proportion was also lower for those patients under CMG 1002 than CMG 1001 for all except bilateral transtibial amputation level (Figure 3).
Yet still, this device has the capability to produce biological-levels of knee moments for assisting those with transtibial amputation. The low power draw also helps to make this device practical for daily use, as battery life would not likely be a problem over the course of a day.
Daily physical activity and heart rate response in people with a unilateral traumatic transtibial amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil.
One female sustained a transtibial amputation in a nonbattle machinery accident.
Fourteen subjects with a transtibial amputation participated in this study (Table 2).
Suitable casts were identified by the prosthetics team at the hospital and met the following inclusion/exclusion criteria: adult individuals with transtibial amputation, at fewer than 3 mo establishment of amputation, provided with a socket-suspended prosthetic limb, and employing patellar tendon bearing or anterior slab socket rectification strategies.
A comparison of two prosthetic feet on the multi-joint and multi-plane kinetic gait compensations in individuals with a unilateral transtibial amputation. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon).
CAD = coronary artery disease, ESRD = end-stage renal disease, PAD = peripheral arterial disease, TFA = transfemoral amputation, TTA = transtibial amputation. Table 2.
Outcomes of a standardized surgical and rehabilitation program in transtibial amputation for peripheral vascular disease: A prospective cohort study.
Muscle strength and bone mineral density in mine victims with transtibial amputation. Prosthet Orthot Int.

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