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Amputation

Above Knee vs. Below Knee Amputation

08/24/2009

Question:

I was wondering what the pros and cons were for the two different types of amputations. I didnt know if one is perferred over the other.

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Response by:

Brian L Bowyer, MD Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University