Thigh - Transfemoral Amputation
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Thigh - Transfemoral Amputation

This Thigh – Transfemoral Amputation course will teach you:

  • To remove a diseased lower extremity in order to treat ischemia (due to peripheral vascular  disease or embolism), trauma, tumors and infection when salvage or reconstruction procedures are not possible.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Thigh – Transfemoral Amputation:

  • Great saphenous vein injury
  • Femoral artery and vein injury
  • Intramuscular vessel hemorrhage
  • Femoral vessel hemorrhage
  • Muscle injury
  • Heat injury

With the following tips you might perform the Thigh – Transfemoral Amputation procedure even better:

  • Amputation level
  • Half circumference determination
  • Scar location
  • Flap proportions
  • Sciatic neuropathy prevention

After studying the Thigh – Transfemoral Amputation  you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Wound complications
  • Joint contracture
  • Phantom Limb Sensation

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Step by step

Anterior compartment transection

Skin

Identify

Identify the amputation level on the skin of the thigh, typically at a point 12 – 15 cm proximal to the knee joint.

Mark

Mark half the circumference of the thigh on its medial and lateral aspects at the previously identified level, on the skin. Mark the flaps by connecting these two points in a curvilinear fashion anteriorly and posteriorly in a so called “fish mouth” flap.

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