Secondary amputation

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(Surg.) an amputation for injury, performed after the constitutional effects of the injury have subsided.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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PJI is the main indication for a secondary amputation in EPR of the proximal tibia [9].
Eight patients underwent primary amputations and four patients underwent secondary amputation. There was no perioperative mortality, while wound infection occurred in five patients, followed by graft occlusion in four patients, arteriovenous fistulae in two patients and pseudoaneurysm in one patient.
"While secondary amputation rates are laudable and resiliency of injured troops is noteworthy, the effect of extremity vascular injury on long-term quality of life is significant.