The word of the day is amputate.
His leg was so badly damaged that the surgeon decided to amputate it.
We need to amputate the leg before the infection spreads.The surgeon begins to amputate the finger.
No the word amputate is not a noun. It is a verb.
Doctors had to amputate the child's arm because there was no way to fix it.
Doctors will amputate a limb to save the patient's life.
The doctors had to amputate Martyn's leg when it was crushed in an elevator accident.
1.) We can measure his heart rhythms, take his blood pressure and even amputate a limb.
It may be so used, because amputation certainly is a form of mutilation. However, mutilate necessarily expresses a negative emotion, while amputate does not.