[ UK /ˌæmpjuːtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌæmpjəˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
  2. a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
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How To Use amputation In A Sentence

  • The word can be applied to the removal of any part of the body, but it is usually restricted to removal of part of a limb, unless the word is qualified, as in ‘amputation of the nose’.
  • The purposes of this study were to report our experiences with high-energy wartime extremity wounds, to define the prevalence of heterotopic ossification in these patients, and to determine the factors that might lead to development of the condition," said lead author Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Agner Forsberg, MD. Dr. Forsberg and his team compared data from 243 patients who were treated for orthopaedic injuries between March 1, 2003 and December 31, 2006 at the medical center, including patients who underwent: amputation external or internal fixation of one or more fractures removal of damaged, dead or infected tissue, or 'debridement' EurekAlert! - Breaking News
  • The cold air would become extremely painful on his amputation stumps.
  • Correction of the upward trend early in the history can stop the advent of Diabetes, with all the visual and metabolic problems, even including amputation of limbs.
  • With modern surgical techniques, the limb that was once doomed to amputation can often be saved.
  • Typical patients eligible for V.A.C. ® Therapy in Japan include those with dehisced and hard-to-heal open wounds, and wounds following trauma, surgery, amputation and debridement. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • A libeller may be punished by fine, imprisonment, or the amputation of the ears.
  • We all know that Socrates chose the hemlock… his real reason was that he considered exile an amputation of self.
  • Amputation injuries are also classified as dorsal, transverse or volar, according to the plane of the amputation.
  • Under the impression of necrotizing fascitis from the left foot to the left thigh with septic shock, he underwent high above-knee amputation immediately.
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