Amputation is the surgical removal of a part of the body as a result of a traumatic injury or disease condition such as Diabetes or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD).
Amputation may be performed if:
Surgery for limb amputation is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon removes the affected limb or a part of the limb based on the extent of damage. The surrounding tissues and muscles which are damaged are also removed. The healthy tissues and areas of healthy bone are smoothed, blood vessels and nerves are sealed, and the muscles are shaped to facilitate the addition of artificial limbs if applicable.
Like all surgeries, amputation may be associated with a few complications such as: