Levels of Amputation

  • With the advent of the modern prosthetic care , the lengths of the amputation stump are not that important now .

A/K Amputation : 18 cm below the tip of Greater trochaenter or 12 cm from the medial joint line

B/K Amputation : 15 cm from the medial joint line ( Ideal is at the musculotendinous junction of gastrocnemius )

A/E Amputation : 20 cm from the Acromion

B/E Amputation : 18 cm from the tip of Olecranon


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