Amputation is the removal of a body part. This can be done by a
doctor in a hospital setting, such as when a foot must be
amputated because of
diabetes complications. But amputation may also
happen during an accident.
An amputation may be complete (the body
part is completely removed or cut off) or partial (much of the body part is cut
off, but it remains attached to the rest of the body).
cases amputated parts can be successfully reattached. The success of the
reattachment depends on:
If you witness an amputation:
June 27, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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