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Syme's amputation 27888

 
CPT Coding Technique
Indications Complications
Contraindications Follow-up Care / Rehab Protocol
Alternatives Outcomes
Pre-op Planning / Case Card Review References

synonyms:Syme amputation

Syme's amputation Indications

  • H

Syme's amputation Contraindications

Syme's amputation Alternatives

  • A

Syme's amputation Pre-op Planning

  • In order to perform a Syme's amputation, the heel fat pad must be intact.  In addition, patients who are concerned about the cosmetic result of their surgery often find a below-knee amputation more cosmetically acceptable than a Syme's amputation because the ankle thickness in a below-knee prosthesis can resemble that of a normal ankle and the foot will often fit into regular shoe wear.  The prosthesis for a Syme's amputation has a large, broad ankle portion that extends distally as a continuation of the brace rather than the shoe, and is often cosmetically unacceptable to patients. Laughlin RT, Chambers RB: Syme amputation revisited: A review of 46 cases.  J Bone Joint Surg 1996;78B:461-467.

Syme's amputation Technique

  • S

Syme's amputation Complications

Syme's amputation Follow-up care

  • Post-op:
  • 7-10 Days:
  • 3 Weeks:
  • 6 Weeks:
  • 2 Months:
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  • 6 Months:
  • 1Yr:

Syme's amputation Outcomes

  • (R

Syme's amputation Review References

 

 

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