Amputation

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity. Amputations are caused by trauma, loss of circulation, or surgical procedure.

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How can you use amputate in a sentence?

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The doctors had to amputate Martyn's leg when it was crushed in an elevator accident.
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Can an amputee become a police officer?

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They can certainly apply.
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What is baloney amputation?

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It is actually "below knee" amputation, it just sounds like baloney. :D
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How can you get a free leg for an amputee?

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If they're a minor, contact the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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What are some important factors necessary for successful replantation?

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There are several important factors necessary to successful replantation, including special instrumentation and transportation of the amputated finger.
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What is the aftercare for amputation?

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medication is prescribed for pain, and patients are treated with antibiotics to discourage infection. The stump is moved often to encourage good circulation. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are started as soon as possible
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Can diabetes cause amputation?

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Only if it gets really bad, and you continue to ignore it. Diabetes can having problems with blood circulation and therefore if they get a scrape or injury and it is neglected gangrene can set in.
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Why doesn't God heal amputees?

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Philosophers have argued the "Why doesn't god ..." question for many years. The answer, if there is no god, is simple, because there is no God. If there is a god he/she/it: Doesn't know about amputees. This makes him less than omniscient If he knows about amputees, he doesn't care. This makes him a bit less caring that the general picture If he knows and cares pecan't do anything about it. This makes him less than all powerful If he knows, cares and can do something about it, but doesn't. Then he's a jerk Apologists usually fall back onto inscrutable arguments like: We can't understand ->His plan It's for our own good To challenge them to be better Because they deserved to be punished Because they didn't pray enough etc. The ancient Greeks had an another answer though. The gods mess with human life like small boy stirring an anthill with a stick. Suffering and confusion amuse them.
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What is bilateral amputation?

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ITS AMPUTATION OF BOTH OF LOWER LIMBS. REMOVAL OF BOTH OF BELOW KNEE LEGS BECAUSE OF ANY SERIOUS INJURY OR INFECTION WHICH IS NOT CURABLE.
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Is Suleka Mathew a amputee?

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No. Suleka Mathew a.k.a. Bobbi only plays an amputee. She in real life has all her limbs.
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Can amniotic band syndrome lead to amputation?

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Yes it can. It can also be fatal.
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What adaptations do you know of that allow a left leg amputee to ride?

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I am also a left below knee amp. The product you are looking for is called the "Cliktronic" electric shifter for motorcycles. You can get more info on this, and other adaptive items at www.adaptivemotorcycling.net . From one amp to another, do yourself a HUGE favor and subscribe to inMotion magazine for amputees. It is a magazine for and about all types of issues of interest put out by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA). Fair Winds and Smooth Sailing, Unoped I once saw a product advertised in a motorcycle magazine that attached to the shift lever and with the press of a button would shift for you. Sorry, but I don't remember the name of the product. Other than that you could buy an automatic.
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What is amputation?

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Amputation is the act of surgical removal of all or part of a limb, or the loss of a limb through trauma.
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Can you amputate a hamsters leg?

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No, only a veterinarian can. Otherwise it can considered cruelty to animals and punishable by law.
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Can steel toed shoes amputate your toes?

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Steel toed shoes will not amputate your toes. There are, however, severe situations under which they will be unable to protect your toes. Those are conditions under which you would also loose your toes if you were not wearing safety-to shoes.
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In world war 1 what was shellshock amputation?

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shellshock is a psyciatric traumer caused by stress.
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Which surgeon and surgical writer was educated by the army after being rejected by medical schools and saved thousands of lives by the use of ligatures in amputations?

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Ambroise Paré (1509–1590 AD) became the greatest surgeon and sur-gical writer of the Renaissance when, after being rejected by medical schools, he was educated by the army on the battlefields. He saved thousands of lives by ending the use of burning oil to cleanse wounds and teaching the use of ligatures in amputations
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How much is an amputated leg worth in compensation due to smoking?

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how much is a dismembered finger worth? $35,000,000 How much is a thumb worth? $100,000,000 how much is a disable finger worth? $20,000,000 *Values take into account the depreciation values of dismembered digits standardized by the International Congress on Dismemberment.
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Why were there so many amputations in the Civil War?

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Weapons of war had progressed to the point that injuries to the bone would fracture it into many little pieces, seldom a clean break. Doctors did not have either the skill or the time to reconstruct the bones. And any attempting to reconstruct them increased the likelihood of infection and death. Doctors discovered that if they cut off the injured limbs that the person would be much more likely to survive. And in other cases, the wounded had been exposed to the elements and battlefield for days prior to being brought in for treatment. In those cases gangrene and infection may have already set in. Most of the muzzle loading rifles used were .58 caliber. During early 1800's, gun powder was not very powerful. In order to have more knock-down power, the size of the bullet was made larger. This made the bullet travel slow but they struck with a lot of energy. These slow, large bullets tend to fracture bones. Whereas, high-speed, small bullets will penetrate without fracturing. Bigger bullets tend to have a higher probability of hitting more bones. Also, these bullets were made from pure Lead (not a lead alloy like modern guns). The soft lead would deform and flatten out, causing more internal damage or a larger exit wound. The medical technology at that time could not repair these fractured limbs so they had to be amputated---as stated above. The wounds produced by these bullets also cause more infection. The bullets traveled slow and therefore did not heat up---which would kill some of the bacteria on them. They were also known to tear clothing material and pull pieces of it into the wound. Really nasty. it is when part of the body has been taken off for several reasons. 240,000 British soldiers suffered total or partial leg or arm amputations as a result of war wounds. Most of these men were fitted with artificial limbs
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What countries still use corporal punishment flogging amputation branding etc. as a means of reprimanding adult criminals?

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Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Jamaica, Bahamas, Iran. Those are some of them.
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Is amputee devotee's are mentally unstable person's?

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As long as one's devotion is done on his/her own body, it is a deadly sad way to cope with inner suffering. Much better it would be to seek for psychological help, but it's a free will question there. Obviously, if the devotion is to someone else's amputation...it's a crime and therefore the culprit is a mentally unstable person.
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What is the definition of amputation?

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Amputation is removing of any limb whether it be due to trauma, disease, or surgery