What is an ideal stump?

Ideal Stump Skin flaps: skin should be mobile, sensation intact, no scars. Muscles are divided 3 to 5 cm distal to the level of bone resection. Nerves are gently pulled and cut cleanly, so that they retract well proximal to the bone level to reduce the complication of neuroma.

Which amputation is known for bulky stump?

The ankle portion of a Syme amputation prosthesis has to be wider to fit the end of the stump. There are multiple aspects to consider in the decision-making process for an amputation. Your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon will work with you to decide what is best for you.

What is an amputation list three 3 types of amputations?

Ankle disarticulation – these are amputations through the ankle joint itself, removing the foot but otherwise preserving the leg. Partial foot amputation – amputations where part of the foot is removed. Digit amputation – these are amputations of one or more toes.

What are the types of amputations?

They must all work together to help you maximize your functional mobility and have a positive outcome after a lower extremity amputation.

  • Above-Knee Amputation. Your physical therapist can help you after an amputation.
  • Below-Knee Amputation.
  • Hemipelvic Amputation.
  • Toe Amputation.
  • Partial Foot Amputation.
  • Disarticulation.

What does an amputation stump feel like?

The pain is often described as aching, throbbing, shooting, cramping, or burning. Non-painful sensations may include feelings of numbness, itching, paresthesias, twisting, pressure or even the perception of involuntary muscle movements in the residual limb at the amputation site.

What happens if you don’t amputate?

Tissue in the leg will die due to lack of oxygen and nutrients, which leads to infection and gangrene. In some cases, gangrene can be very dangerous as the infection can spread through the body and become life-threatening.

Can Covid 19 cause amputations?

This study shows the indirect effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with diabetes, resulting in the increased incidence of lower-extremity amputations (below-knee and above-knee amputations) which might cause a drastic impact on their quality of life.

What are the five types of amputation?


  • Partial foot and Symes Amputation:
  • Transtibial amputation:
  • Knee Disarticulation:
  • Transfemoral:
  • Hip disarticulation:
  • Partial finger and hand amputations:
  • Transradial:

Does losing a limb shorten your life?

Regardless of the reason, losing a limb is never easy. Both mentally and physically, amputation can negatively affect a person and inevitably changes their life as well as the lives of their loved ones. While it may not be a cakewalk, life after amputation is simply a matter of finding a new routine — a new normal.