Amputation

Our physical medicine & Rehabilitation Specialists understand that losing a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life.
The Stroke & Diabetes Center will promote recovery and help people regain their functional potential so they can life to the full.
Common types of amputees we treat at Stroke & Diabetes Center include:

  • Above the knee amputation:
  • An above knee amputation is the removal of the lower limb from above the knee which may be done following trauma, disease or congenital disorders.
  • Below the Knee amputation:
  • A below knee amputation is the removal of the leg below the knee. A below knee amputation is performed through the shin bone removing the foot and ankle.The stages of below knee amputation include:
  • Below Knee Amputation Surgery
  • Physical therapy for Below Knee Amputation
  • Below Knee Prostheses
  • Above the elbow
    An above elbow amputation is the removal of the arm above the elbow joint. The main reasons for an above elbow amputation are trauma, cancer and bone infection. The levels of above elbow amputations can be separated into three categories, high amputation near the shoulder joint (metaphyseal), mid upper arm (diaphyseal) or near the elbow joint (supracondylar).
  • Forearm amputation
    Forearm amputation occurs below the elbow joint. The main reasons for a forearm amputation are vascular compromise, thermal burns, frostbite, injury and neglected compartment syndrome. Forearm amputations can be separated into distal forearm amputation and proximal forearm amputation.
  • Other types of amputation
    Transpelvic
    Hip disarticulation
    Trans femoral
    Knee disarticulation
    Transtibial
    Symes