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Amputation
Amputation is the surgical removal of complete or partial part of the limb [arms or legs] due to trauma, surgery or medical illness. It may be done to treat severe infection or disease that is not responding to the treatment and to remove the cancerous tumours from the bones or muscles. However, the most common reason for amputation is poor blood flow.
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Amputation in Bangalore

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Amputation?

Amputation is the surgical removal of complete or partial part of the limb [arms or legs] due to trauma, surgery, or medical illness. It may be done to treat severe infection or disease that is not responding to the treatment. Most of the amputations occur due to vascular diseases. This helps to remove tumors form muscles and bones. It also reduces or controls the pain or disease progression in the affected limb. There are several types of amputations and some of them are:

  1. Transfemoral amputation
  2. Knee disarticulation [Through knee] amputation
  3. Transtibial [Below Knee] amputation
  4. Foot amputation
  5. Hip Disarticulation (Through Hip) amputation
  6. Hemipelvectomy


What are the advantages of Amputation?

The following are the advantages of Amputation:

  1. Reduces the pain in the limb
  2. Controls the disease progression
  3. Restricts the spread of disease to other body parts


What are the indications of Amputation?

Amputation is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Severe infection in the limb [leg or arm]
  2. Body parts affected by gangrene or other peripheral arterial diseases
  3. Damage to the limb such as crush or blast wound
  4. Deformed limb
  5. Restricted function and movement in the damaged limb


What is the preparation for Amputation?

  1. A thorough medical examination is done by the doctor to check the nutritional status, bladder function, bowel function, and the status of the cardiovascular system, and respiratory system.
  2. Health condition of the patient is evaluated.
  3. status of the healthy limb is assessed by the doctor.
  4. Psychological assessment is done to determine how well the patient will cope with the emotional and psychological impact of amputation.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Amputation?

  1. After the surgery, the patient will be provided with oxygen through a mask and fluids through a drip for a few days.
  2. A urinary catheter may be placed in the bladder to drain the urine.
  3. Painkillers may be prescribed by the doctor to reduce the pain and swelling after the surgery.
  4. The Physiotherapist will provide some exercises to improve the blood supply and to prevent the blood clots.
  5. After healing is done, a compression garment is provided and it helps to reduce the swelling.
  6. Physical rehabilitation will be provided to the patient by Occupational therapists.


Who can perform Amputation [Right specialist type for Amputation]?

In most of the cases, Orthopedic Surgeons will perform Amputation.


What is the cost of Amputation?

Cost of Amputation depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Surgeon fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Area of the body to be treated
  5. Type of implants used
  6. The medical condition of the patient
  7. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  8. Type of Hospital
  9. The admission room that you opted for
  10. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc


Minimum cost for Amputation in Bangalore starts from Rs.15,500

Average expenses for Amputation in Bangalore is approximately Rs.30,000

Maximum amount to be paid for Amputation in Bangalore rises up to Rs.90,000


Is Amputation a major surgery or minor surgery?

Amputation can be a major surgery as it removes either complete or partial part of the limb [leg or arm].


What is the eligibility criteria for Amputation?

People who can undergo Amputation are:

  1. Individuals with severe limb damage
  2. People who are not responding to the drug treatment for a disease that can spread to the other body parts
  3. Individuals with deformed limb


What is the ineligibility criteria for Amputation?

People who cannot undergo Amputation are the one who responds to the drug treatment for a disease that spreads to the other body parts


What are the risks and complications associated with Amputation?

Following are a few risks and complications of Amputation:

  1. A decrease in the mobility of the healthy limb
  2. Infection
  3. Muscle contractures
  4. Deep vein thrombosis
  5. Fatigue
  6. Traumatic effects


How long does it take to complete Amputation?

Amputation may take almost 2-5 hours to complete and sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient and area of the body to be treated.


What is the success rate of Amputation?

The success rate of Amputation depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. Experience of the surgeon
  3. The medical condition of the patient
  4. Type of surgery performed
  5. Area of the body to be treated


Is Amputation painful?

The patient won't be experiencing any pain during the surgery due to the effect of anesthesia. However, after the surgery, the patient may feel mild to moderate pain.


Is Amputation Permanent?

Amputation is a permanent surgery, as it permanently removes the damages or deformed limb.


What are the long-term results of Amputation?

The main long-term effect of Amputation is Itching or burning sensation from the amputated limb.


Can Amputation be detected in future?

Yes, Amputation can be detected in the future as either complete or part of the limb will be absent.

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