Knee - Disarticulation
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Knee - Disarticulation

This Knee – disarticulation course will teach you:

 

  • To completely remove the leg. Indications for the procedure include severe trauma to the limb, poor blood flow to the limb, severe and ongoing infections, tumors, severe burns or frostbite and loss of function.

 

With the following tips you might perform this Knee – disarticulation even better:

  • Facilitating subcutaneous tissue dissection
  • Patellar ligament transection close to tibia
  • Cruciate ligament transection close to tibia
  • Tibial nerve infiltration with anesthetics

 

After studying this Knee – disarticulation course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Hematoma
  • Stump edema
  • Ischemia
  • Infection
  • Phantom pain

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Step by step

Knee approach

Skin

Mark

Mark the patella, the tibial tuberosity and the joint line. Also mark the incision line 2 cm distal to the tibial tuberosity. This flap will be formed by an oval incision.

Incise

Incise the skin circumferentially but take care not to transect the great saphenous vein.

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