Immediate amputation

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(Surg.) an amputation performed within the first few hours after an injury, and before the the effects of the shock have passed away.

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There is no diagnosis of injury, disease, or malformation requiring immediate amputation.
A consultation of surgeons advised immediate amputation, (then fairly standard treatment in those days).
He was born without a fibula in either leg, at which point his parents Henke and Sheila were advised that an immediate amputation, before he could walk, would be the best of only bad options.
In the worst case scenario, the only treatment to save the patient's life is immediate amputation.
Doctors in this country always think we're lucky if our wounds do not require the immediate amputation of the damaged limb - conducted without an anaesthetic.