What does Myodesis mean?
Amputation Surgery Terminology Myodesis: The muscle is secured to the bone by suturing the distal tendon via pre-drilled holes to the bone. Can be performed on below-knee or above-knee amputation.
What is Syme amputation?
Syme amputation (SA) is a term used to describe an amputation at the level of the ankle joint in which the heel pad is preserved. It is performed for a number of indications in a pediatric population. SA is purported to hold the advantage of allowing weight bearing without a prosthesis.
What are the different levels of amputation?
Levels of Lower Extremity Amputations At the ankle (ankle disarticulation) Below the knee (transtibial) At the knee (knee disarticulation) Above the knee (transfemoral)
What is Myodesis and Myoplasty?
myoplasty: Like myodesis, myoplasty is a surgical technique used to foster distal muscle stabilization. In this technique, muscle is sutured to muscle and then placed over the end of the bone before closing the wound.
What is a Boyd amputation?
The Boyd amputation is a surgical technique used to treat osteomyelitis of the foot. This amputation is a technically more difficult procedure to perform than the Syme amputation, but it offers certain advantages. The Boyd amputation provides a more solid stump because it preserves the function of the plantar heel pad.
What does amputated mean?
Listen to pronunciation. (am-pyoo-TAY-shun) The removal by surgery of a limb (arm or leg) or other body part because of injury or disease, such as diabetes or cancer.
What is a Hemipelvectomy surgery?
A hemipelvectomy is a surgical procedure that may be performed to address certain bone and soft tissue tumors that developed in or spread to the pelvis. An uncommon type of lower-extremity, above-the-knee amputation, hemipelvectomy involves the removal or resection of the pelvis.
What is a metatarsal amputation?
Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) surgically removes a part of the foot that includes the metatarsals, which is used to treat a severely infected foot or a foot with lack of oxygen supply. Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) involves surgical removal of a part of the foot that includes the metatarsals.
What is stump care?
Stump care Gently wash your stump at least once a day (more frequently in hot weather) with mild unscented soap and warm water, and dry it carefully. If you have a prosthetic limb, you should also regularly clean the socket using soap and warm water.
What is stump in amputation?
After an amputation, the bit that’s left beyond a healthy joint is called a residual limb, or more commonly, a stump. People born without all or part of an arm or leg, are said instead to have a limb difference.