When Are Wrist and Forearm Amputations Performed? Center

Surgical removal of the wrist and forearm is performed in patients with conditions such as severe injury with irreplaceable loss of blood supply to the wrist or/and forearm; diseases such as peripheral vascular disease [PVD] (blood vessel disease), diabetes, blood clots, or sepsis (severe infection); burns, thermal injuries, and injury secondary to extreme cold exposure to the wrist or/and forearm; surgery to remove tumors or infected area from the bones and muscle, ulcers, and pathological fractures. Read more: When Are Wrist and Forearm Amputations Performed? Article

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