Amputation Site Revision
As part of our long-term care and reconstructive services, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America offers treatment options for amputation site revision and management.
Depending on the success of the initial amputation surgery, patients may be left with phantom pains, nerve pain and more. Amputation site revision seeks to remove the cause of your problem to help improve your quality of life. If you’ve had an amputation and you’re having challenges with it, either with poorly fitting prosthetics or wound breakdown, we’re happy to evaluate you for possible revision.
How does site revision help?
Amputation site revisions can assist with:
- General Pain
- Late infection at the amputation site
- Changing the shape of the residual limb for better fitting prosthetics
- In-folded skin
- Wound breakdown
What can you expect from amputation site revision at BRCA?
If you choose to undergo amputation site revision at BRCA, you can expect to have a say in your care plan and world-class surgeons who are focused on you.
At BRCA, you can expect a revision surgery that manages nerve ends and improves the structure of your amputation site for less pain and a better quality of life.
Please speak with our team if you are not sure if amputation site revision is right for you, or if you want to learn more about other reconstructive treatments that can help.
Levels of amputation
Upper extremity amputation
- Transcarpal: Fingers or partial hand
- Wrist disarticulation: At the wrist joint
- Transradial: Below the elbow
- Elbow disarticulation: At the elbow
- Transhumeral: Above the elbow
- Forequarter: Above the shoulder
Lower extremity amputation
- Foot, including toes or partial foot
- Ankle disarticulation: At the ankle
- Transtibial: Below the knee
- Knee disarticulation: At the knee
- Transfemoral: Above the knee
- Hip disarticulation: At the hip