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am·pu·tate

 (ăm′pyo͝o-tāt′)
tr.v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

[Latin amputāre, amputāt-, to cut around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + putāre, to cut; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.

amputation


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Surgery to remove a limb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbsamputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limbamputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations
بَـتْـر
amputace
amputation
amputaatio
amputacija
amputálás
aflimun

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] Namputación f

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n [limb, hand, tail] → amputation f

amputation

nAmputation f

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃn] namputazione f

amputate

(ˈӕmpjuteit) verb
(of a surgeon etc) to cut off (an arm or leg etc). They are going to have to amputate (his left leg).
ˌampuˈtation noun

am·pu·ta·tion

n. amputación, desmembración.

amputation

n amputación f; above-the-knee — amputación por encima de la rodilla; below-the-knee— amputación por debajo de la rodilla
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4 cases per 1,000 for below- and above-knee amputation, respectively.
CTA showed a complete superficial femoral artery cut off and the patient had a failed arterial bypass with eventual above-knee amputation.
The majority of people with an above-knee amputation skiing on an intact leg use the socalled three-track skiing technique (Miller, 2002), which involves skiing on their intact leg only while using special poles (i.
All cases including the terms above-knee amputation (AKA), through-knee amputation (TKA), below-knee amputation (BKA), supramalleolar amputation (SMA), forefoot/transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) and digit amputation (DA) were included as an LEA in this study.
Analgesia of the amputated stump is obtained by nerve sheath block of the sciatic nerve in above-knee amputation and posterior tibial nerve despite the fact that sensory innervations of the anterior aspect of the thigh comes from the femoral nerve.
Bilateral above-knee amputation had been done after unsuccessful femoral embolectomy.
The 35-year-old (below) had a double above-knee amputation but has run marathons all over the world since.
The patient suffered extensive muscle and tissue death and became septic, necessitating an above-knee amputation.
Morton's apparatus was constructed, and, just two days after the dental extraction, Liston performed an above-knee amputation on Frederick Churchill, a butler with chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia.
This emphasises the importance of attempting to preserve the knee joint and to make an adequate assessment of the perfusion at the site at which the elective amputation is to occur, before committing to an above-knee amputation.