Amputation Surgical Principles

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Sesli E., Karaaslan A., Öztürk A. M.

Türkiye Klinikleri Ortopedi Travmatoloji, vol.4, no.4, pp.15-17, 2011 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : Türkiye Klinikleri Ortopedi Travmatoloji
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-17


Amputation surgeons have a unique role and responsibility. When facing any surgical case, the surgeon must strive towards two primary goals, both of which are critical to the success of the procedure. The first goal is the removal of the diseased, damaged or dysfunctional portion of the limb. The second goal is the reconstruction of the remaining limb. The success of every amputation surgery depends on the balance between these two main goals. Its important to tourniquet, determination of amputation level, skin, haemostasis, bones , nerves , antibiotherapy and bandaging principles.