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    What is amputation?

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  • Mr Stephen Salerno

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    Amputation is removal of a limb or digit.  It is a surgical procedure that can is performed to remvoe dead or non viable tissue that is so extensive that the limb is rendered useless or if left on will cause the patient to become very unwell or even die.  It is a procedure that is not taken lightly as it has drastic consequences for the patient and significant lifestyle changes.  Amputaion can also occur due to trauma.

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