transtibial amputation

transtibial amputation
amputation of the lower limb between the ankle and the knee. Called also below-knee (B-K) a.

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  • long below-knee (B-K) amputation — transtibial amputation in which the division is in the distal third of the tibia …   Medical dictionary

  • short below-knee (B-K) amputation — transtibial amputation in which the division is in the proximal third of the tibia …   Medical dictionary

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  • B-K — initials of two patients after whom a multiple cutaneous nevus [mole] was named * * * BK below knee; see transtibial amputation, under amputation …   Medical dictionary

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  • Prosthesis — For other uses, see Prosthesis (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Orthotic. A man with two prosthetic arms playing table football …   Wikipedia

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