What is Amputation?
Amputation is the removal of a body extremity due to trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is applied to control pain or disease in the affected limb, such as malignancy and gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out as a preventative surgery. A special case is that of congenital amputation, a congenital disorder where fetal limbs have been cut off by constrictive bands.
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